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The Global Platform for African swine fever and other important diseases of swine

On 5-7 November 2013, WVA’s secretary General, Jan Vaarten, participated in the Global Platform for African swine fever and other important diseases of swine that took place in Rome, Italy.

In total, fifty-two participants representing 40 institutions were present, originating from both affected and unaffected regions worldwide.

The objectives of the meeting were to:

  • Present the Platform’s concept, including vision, mission and goals.
  • Clarify stakeholder expectations with regard to the Platform.
  • Decide on the network’s membership, structure, sustainability and governance.
  • Define the Platform’s scope of action for the short and medium term.

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