African Swine Fever OIE and FAO demand global action

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Monday, July 27, 2020
OIE and FAO issued an appeal for the global control of ASF.
Photo: OIE
OIE and FAO issued an appeal for the global control of ASF.

Last week both the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) issued an appeal for the global control of African Swine Fever (ASF).
Today 51 countries are affected by the ASF. Amidst the difficult situation of COVID-19, ASF continues to spread and exacerbates the current health and socio-economic crises, said Dr Matthew Stone, OIE Deputy Director-General for International Standards and Science. Many countries affected by SPC lack sufficient human, financial or technical resources to quickly detect, respond to and contain animal diseases.

The OIE/FAO Joint Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transnational Animal Diseases (GF-TAD) calls on countries and partners to join forces against African swine fever and adopt the new initiative for the global control of African Swine Fever. The original OIE notification as well as the FAO and OIE report can be viewed online and downloaded here.  

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