A Europe secure from the threat of Foot-and-Mouth Disease And Similar Transboundary animal diseases

The next Open Session of the EuFMD will take place on 27-30 October 2020.

Where do you think it will be held?
Send an email to stating country and city, to win 1 free registration !

Feeling nostalgic? Here are the pictures!

The 98th Executive Committee of the EuFMD met at the beginning of October at the OIE headquarters in Paris. The EuFMD Workplan 2019-2023 was approved, as was the Hold-FAST strategy. The EuFMD welcomed the incoming Chairperson, Dr Martin Blake and new members.
7 Nov.  /  Maisons Alfort  
5 Nov.   /  Montpellier
19-21 Nov.  /  Sudan
Development of the Risk-Based Strategic Plan for FMD control.
Network meeting
26-28 Nov.   /  Cairo
1st Middle-East FMD Epi and Lab Networks meeting.
12-14 Nov.  /  Vilnius 
A desk-top simulation exercise organized by the Nordic-Baltic Veterinary Contingency Group. The EuFMD is supporting this regional activity through expert advice and resources; setting up of a relevant on-line course and carrying out an evaluation of the exercise.
10-14 Nov.  /  Abu Dhabi
15th Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for the Middle East, including a presentation of  the new HOLD-FAST strategy, and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) for efficient sustainable animal health systems and Veterinary Services. More info on the OIE site here.
18-20 Nov.  /  Harare
Establishing a Virtual Learning Centre for Southern Africa.
26-27 Nov.   /  Bangkok
Regional Training workshop on Private Public Partnerships.
14-15 Nov.  /  Tashkent
Lab and epi Animal Health Networks for Central Asian countries. 
Tripartite meeting
11 Dec.  /  Ankara
Concerning Statement of Intentions,  workplan and collaboration. 
KTC 33 /34
25-29 Nov.; 2-6 Dec. /  Kathmandu  
The Real Time courses play a vital role in developing a cadre of personnel who have seen field cases of FMD and have detailed knowledge of FMD diagnosis and outbreak investigation.The course  includes training on FMD pathogenesis, clinical diagnosis, lesion ageing, correct samples, lab diagnostics, outbreak investigation, epidemiology and biosecurity.
The  Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) is an spreadsheet-based questionnaire developed by the EuFMD and the OIE to assist countries in assessing their progress in the Progressive Control Pathway for FMD (PCP-FMD). The SAT, endorsed by the GF-TADs FMD working group has been used during training workshops for PCP support officers (PSO) held in Accra (March 2019), Bangkok (August 2019) and Dakar (September 2019). It starts by making an inventory of the strategic plans for FMD control that are applied, if any, by the country, such as a Risk Assessment Plan (supporting countries to progress from PCP stage 0 to 1), a Risk-Based Strategic Plan (to progress from stage 1 to stage 2), an Official Control Program (to progress from stage 2 to stage 3). The user of the tool is then directed through four sections and 15 categories, gathering 93 statements, based on the latest PCP guidelines, to be answered irrespective of the country stage. These four sections include Livestock and stakeholders, Surveillance and diagnosis, Veterinary Services, and Prevention, Control and evaluation.The SAT then generates a detailed output, adapted to the specific country PCP stage, supporting the Veterinary Services in the prioritization of the pending activities to progress through the PCP stages and in guiding and facilitating the communication with the relevant decision makers. It provides the framework for a standardized and harmonized country self-assessment over time and across regions. A yearly update would allow to review the country’s activities implemented to progress in the PCP, as well as assess the progress made based on the plans proposed and endorsed within the official roadmaps. The SAT is currently available in English. It will also be made available online through the PCP tool for review and communication (PCP-TRAC) developed by the EuFMD and Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Lazio e della Toscana (IZSLT). Online video tutorials are available.
Dr. Joseph Adongo Awuni
Click here.
Evaluation of emergency preparedness
Dr. Manon Shuppers
Click here.
Simulating FMD outbreaks
F. Busch & K. Krstevski
Click here.
 Socioeconomics and policy
Dr. Bouda Ahmadi
Click here.
Reading Now
Newsletter // EuFMD
Copyright © 2019  |  EuFMD  | All rights reserved  |
Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list