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Controlling animal health risks

The fight against priority
animal diseases

Diagnosis
and research

Action against
antimicrobial resistance

Respect for
animal welfare

THE FIGHT AGAINST PRIORITY ANIMAL DISEASES

The OIE has continued to implement the global disease control strategies for foot and mouth disease, rabies and peste des petits ruminants (PPR).

Improved support tools

have been put in place thanks to the Foot and Mouth Disease Working Group of the Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs).

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‘Zero by 30’

The global strategic plan developed by the ‘United Against Rabies’ collaboration aims to eliminate dog-mediated human rabies.

The Global Research and Expertise Network

GREN has been put in place as part of the PPR Global Eradication Programme.

33.9 million

doses of vaccine against foot and mouth disease, rabies and PPR supplied through the OIE Vaccine Bank.

DIAGNOSIS AND RESEARCH

The OIE supports the strengthening of the research and diagnostic capacities of animal health laboratories, which are key for effective disease control.

The OIE has joined international initiatives that aim to ensure the sustainability of laboratory systems in the health sector. Notably, it is contributing to the Global Laboratory Leadership Programme (GLLP), which is led by WHO in collaboration with several other partners. This programme aims to develop the competencies of laboratory managers. Various training tools will be available from 2019 onwards.

The OIE has improved its PVS Tool for sustainable laboratories.

ACTION AGAINST
ANTIMICROBIAL
RESISTANCE

Antimicrobial resistance is a priority for the OIE and for the wider international community, and progress in this area is being monitored at the highest political levels. For several years, the OIE has been using a database to record information on the use of these substances in animals.

More and more countries

are in a position to supply both qualitative and quantitative data on their use of antimicrobials in animals.

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An urgent appeal

was launched at the 2nd OIE Global Conference on Antimicrobials calling for new research on priority vaccines and other alternatives to antimicrobials and the phasing out of their use as growth promoters.

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A joint FAO-OIE-WHO work plan

was developed in 2018. The progress made so far will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September 2019.

ACTION AGAINST
ANTIMICROBIAL
RESISTANCE

Antimicrobial resistance is a priority for the OIE and for the wider international community, and progress in this area is being monitored at the highest political levels. For several years, the OIE has been using a database to record information on the use of these substances in animals.

More and more countries

are in a position to supply both qualitative and quantitative data on their use of antimicrobials in animals.

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An urgent appeal

was launched at the 2nd OIE Global Conference on Antimicrobials calling for new research on priority vaccines and other alternatives to antimicrobials and the phasing out of their use as growth promoters.

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A joint FAO-OIE-WHO work plan

was developed in 2018. The progress made so far will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September 2019.

A drop in the number of countries using antimicrobials as growth promoters,
from 60 in the previous round of data collection to

45 countries*

* According to the data provided by countries for the 3rd annual report in 2018 on antimicrobials intended for use in animals.

RESPECT FOR ANIMAL WELFARE

As part of the adopted Global Strategy, the OIE aims to involve countries more effectively in the development of standards on animal welfare and identify priority issues to address in the future.

1st OIE Animal Welfare Forum

was held in Paris in March 2018 and gathered together representatives of Member Countries, technical experts, researchers and various other partners to examine the challenges that hinder the implementation of OIE standards.

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The need to improve countries’ understanding of the existing standards

was highlighted during the forum by pinpointing the key players and identifying their opportunities for collaboration.

Transport of animals

by land, sea and air will be the topic for the second forum
in 2019.

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