AXis 3
Strengthening the resilience of animal health systems

The performance of
Veterinary Services

One
health

Local
training

Training for
veterinary
paraprofessionals

Emergency
response

THE PERFORMANCE OF VETERINARY SERVICES

The OIE provides support for the improvement of the performance of Veterinary Services, principally through the PVS Pathway, which evaluates, analyses, and proposes solutions that are adapted to the country concerned to help them improve their policies and strategies.

2018 saw the roll out of an improved programme that offers a more flexible approach.

Progressive and cyclical,

the new PVS Pathway has four stages: orientation, evaluation, planning and targeted support.

 

It targets the needs and priorities of countries

through missions that focus on a particular issue or a specific disease, e.g. rabies.

23 PVS missions

carried out in 2018.

ONE HEALTH

This multisectoral approach aims to establish joint health strategies to ensure optimal improvement and protection of human, animal and environmental health. One of the aims of the new PVS Pathway is to develop and consolidate links with other sectors, particularly the human health sector.

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9 joint national workshops

co-organised by the OIE and WHO in 2018, with the aim of synergising the activities of the animal and human health sectors.

The OIE supported the participation of its PVS experts

 in 13 Joint External Evaluations of the implementation of the International Health Regulations (JEE missions), which have been carried out by WHO since 2017.

ONE HEALTH

This multisectoral approach aims to establish joint health strategies to ensure optimal improvement and protection of human, animal and environmental health. One of the aims of the new PVS Pathway is to develop and consolidate links with other sectors, particularly the human health sector.

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9 joint national workshops

co-organised by the OIE and WHO in 2018, with the aim of synergising the activities of the animal and human health sectors.

The OIE supported the participation of its PVS experts

 in 13 Joint External Evaluations of the implementation of the International Health Regulations (JEE missions), which have been carried out by WHO since 2017.

LOCAL TRAINING

Building skills adapted to the local context.

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37 regional/sub-regional seminars and meetings

provided training for several hundred participants across the five regions in 2018, with financial support from OIE World Fund donors. Aimed at OIE Delegates and National Focal Points, these workshops also serve to strengthen the regional networks of Veterinary Services.

LOCAL TRAINING

Building skills adapted to the local context.

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37 regional/sub-regional seminars and meetings

provided training for several hundred participants across the five regions in 2018, with financial support from OIE World Fund donors. Aimed at OIE Delegates and National Focal Points, these workshops also serve to strengthen the regional networks of Veterinary Services.

TRAINING FOR VETERINARY PARAPROFESSIONALS

In several countries, the limited number of veterinarians is insufficient to cover the needs of the whole country. It is vital, therefore, to ensure that there is appropriate training and supervision for the paraprofessionals who take on the responsibility of providing services in the field.

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Recommendations

intended to harmonise their minimum competencies were published in 2018. They cover 3 areas of activities: animal health, veterinary public health and laboratory diagnosis.

TRAINING FOR VETERINARY PARAPROFESSIONALS

In several countries, the limited number of veterinarians is insufficient to cover the needs of the whole country. It is vital, therefore, to ensure that there is appropriate training and supervision for the paraprofessionals who take on the responsibility of providing services in the field.

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Recommendations

intended to harmonise their minimum competencies were published in 2018. They cover 3 areas of activities: animal health, veterinary public health and laboratory diagnosis.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

The emergence of diseases such as Ebola, highly pathogenic avian influenza and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and the upsurge in antimicrobial resistance, have highlighted once again the need for countries to be prepared to respond to health crises such as these.

The OIE and FAO have worked with INTERPOL

to develop a work programme on the management of animal health emergencies designed to promote interagency and regional cooperation to combat agroterrorism and agri-food criminality as it affects animals. It is due to be launched in 2019.

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