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Consultative meeting to develop regional framework for the progressive control of peste des petit ruminants (PPR) and other small ruminant diseases (SRDs) in the IGAD Region conducted

Thursday, 21 August 2014 07:38

The IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) in collaboration with AUIBAR recently organized the above regional meeting on August 11-12, 2014 in Mombasa, Kenya.  The development of regional framework for the progressive control of peste des petit ruminants (PPR) and other small ruminant diseases (SRDs) in the IGAD region is an activity being financed under the “Improving animal disease surveillance in support of trade or surveillance for trade-sensitive diseases (STSD) project” that is jointly coordinated and implemented by IGAD and AU-IBAR in the IGAD member states. The specific objectives of the meetings were; to share the results of review of continental strategy and available strategies from Member states to identify and agree on a list of additional priority diseases as per country specific needs, to agree on outline of the regional framework for progressive control of PPR and other SRDs and prepare draft regional framework for progressive control of PPR and other SRDs.

The welcoming remarks were made by Dr. Henry Wamwayi, on behalf of the AU-IBAR Director while opening remarks were made by Dr. SJ Muchina Munyua, Acting Director of ICPALD. The participants of the consultative meeting were technical committee drawn from the IGAD Member States as well as from AU-IBAR, AU-PANVAC, FAO-ECTAD, IGAD-ICPALD, ILRI and the OIE. Other documents reviewed included the PPR control effort in South East Asia; the South African Development Community (SADC) region strategy for PPR control, the global strategy development efforts by FAO and OIE; and the global FMD strategy developed by FAO and OIE.

The participants reviewed and agreed on priority diseases identified by the countries, on the outline of the regional framework and a draft regional strategy for the progressive control of peste des petit ruminants (PPR) and other small ruminant diseases (SRD). The way forward is that the technical committee and the consultant continue to work on the draft document to further enrich the draft regional framework before the planned validation workshop in September 22, 2014.

IGAD/ICPALD and AU-IBAR are appreciative and grateful to the European Union (EU) for having financed this event under STSD funding.

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