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31-02
Mar-Apr
2015

“FAO and OIE International Conferencefor the Control and Eradication of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, have the honour to invite you to attend the “FAO and OIE International Conferencefor the Control and Eradication of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR)”, to be held from 31 March to 2 April 2015 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The conference objectives are to present and adopt the global control and eradication strategy prepared by the GF-TADs Working Group on PPR.

 

PPR is one of the top five most damaging animal diseases in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. PPR is a widespread, virulent and devastating disease of small ruminants with significant economic, food security and livelihood impacts. The eradication of PPR will have a major positive impact, not only on the livelihoods of poor farmers, but also on the Post-2015 Development Goals and the UN’s Zero Hunger Challenge. It will also highlight the role played by the veterinary profession in poverty alleviation and food security.

 

The aim of the Conference is in line with the recommendation made during the FAO-OIE Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs) Global Steering Committee held in Paris, in October 2012, requesting that the Global GF-TADs Working Group activities be extended to “Peste des Petits Ruminants” with the task of developing a PPR Global Eradication Strategy and organizing an international conference to launch the PPR Control and eradication programme.

 

Your participation would be highly appreciated.

We regret that we are unable to support your travel and accommodation for attending the Conference but you are exempted of registration fees.

 

You can now register at the following link: http://www.oie.int/securise/ppr2015_en_guest.asp. This is an important formality for a better management of the logistic of the conference.




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