AXis 2
Ensuring transparency in communication

Global animal
health information

Recognition of
disease-free zones

Communication skills
training

Modernisation
of tools

GLOBAL ANIMAL HEALTH INFORMATION

To ensure that transparency in global animal health information continues to increase, WAHIS, the global platform for animal health data, collects information reported by over 200 countries and tracks rumours.

205

countries and territories regularly supply animal health information

16,552

users of the WAHIS mobile app

2,003

immediate notifications
and follow-up reports,
from 114 countries,
relating to 55
diseases

1,004

disease reports sent by countries

1,197

pieces of non-official information investigated by the OIE, leading to 10% of the immediate notifications received.

RECOGNITION OF
DISEASE-FREE ZONES

If a country has OIE disease-free status for a particular disease(s) or an OIE-endorsed national control programme, it is evidence that it is transparent about its animal health situation and that it has the capacity to safeguard regional and international trade.

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Rounds of workshops

on official recognition of disease status and control programmes continued to be held in 2018.

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New procedures for self-declaration

of disease-free status, which is the responsibility of OIE Member Countries, were also made available in 2018.

11 new certificates

of official disease-free status were presented to 10 countries by the World Assembly of Delegates in May 2018.

RECOGNITION OF DISEASE-FREE ZONES

If a country has OIE disease-free status for a particular disease(s) or an OIE-endorsed national control programme, it is evidence that it is transparent about its animal health situation and that it has the capacity to safeguard regional and international trade.

w

Rounds of workshops

on official recognition of disease status and control programmes continued to be held in 2018.

o

New procedures for self-declaration

of disease-free status, which is the responsibility of OIE Member Countries, were also made available in 2018.

11 new certificates

of official disease-free status were presented to 10 countries by the World Assembly of Delegates in May 2018.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS TRAINING

The OIE trains National Focal Points and provides them with regular support in order to help Veterinary Services to improve how they communicate information about their activities and the animal health situation.

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Regional training seminars

enabled countries to strengthen their skills in risk communication, behaviour change and communication with the media.

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The use of OIE communication campaigns

in Member Countries is facilitated through regional networking.

130 participants

from 111 countries were trained in risk communication by the OIE in 2018.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS TRAINING

The OIE trains National Focal Points and provides them with regular support in order to help Veterinary Services to improve how they communicate information about their activities and the animal health situation.

w

Regional training seminars

enabled countries to strengthen their skills in risk communication, behaviour change and communication with the media.

z

The use of OIE communication campaigns

in Member Countries is facilitated through regional networking.

130 participants

from 111 countries were trained in risk communication by the OIE in 2018.

MODERNISATION OF TOOLS

Different audiences have access to information through new digital tools.

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Renovation of

the OIE Bulletin

the Organisation’s longest-standing publication, in digital format only, accompanied by a monthly e-newsletter.

New tools that are both educational and entertaining

such as the online serious game on rinderpest, intended for veterinary students, practising veterinarians and laboratory technicians.

A new document portal

that contains some 15,000 resources and provides access to e-newsletters that monitor the latest scientific developments on specific priority diseases/issues

MODERNISATION OF TOOLS

Different audiences have access to information through new digital tools.

l

Renovation of

the OIE Bulletin

the Organisation’s longest-standing publication, in digital format only, accompanied by a monthly e-newsletter.

New tools that are both educational and entertaining

such as the online serious game on rinderpest, intended for veterinary students, practising veterinarians and laboratory technicians.

A new document portal

that contains some 15,000 resources and provides access to e-newsletters that monitor the latest scientific developments on specific priority diseases/issues

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