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21st Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Africa

On 17-20 February 2015, Dr Khaled El Hicheri, WVA Councillor for Middle East and North Africa region attended the Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Africa that took place in Rabat, Morocco

The conferences was attended by 120 participants between state-member African delegates and representatives of regional and international organizations. 34 African countries were represented.

The OIE Delegate for Morocco gave an interesting analysis of the animal health situation in Africa and the preparations for the global conference on the control and eradication of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR). Other important Technical Items were presented during the Conference such as the impact of animal diseases on animal productivity and public health in Africa and the cross-border movements of animals and animal products and their relevance to the epidemiology of animal diseases in Africa. 

Dr. Khaled El Hicheri presented to the OIE official delegates the WVA and its activities in different veterinary fields around the world.