2nd Peste des Petits Ruminants Meeting for ECO Region in Dushanbe

                       

ECO Secretariat participated at Second Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) Regional Roadmap Meeting for ECO Region in Dushanbe Tajikistan on 28 February-2 March 2017. The Meeting, co-organized by the Governmental of Tajikistan, FAO, OIE, joint PPR Secretariat, and the ECO Secretariat, was officially opened by Mr. Sattori Izzattullo, honourable Minister of Agriculture of Republic of Tajikistan. Mr. Memduh Unal, ECO Director of Agriculture, Industry and Tourism, Mr. Viorel Gutu, FAO Representative in Tajikistan and Dr. Kazimieras Lukauskas, OIE Regional Representative for Europe also made opening remarks.

The Meeting brought together chief veterinary officers (CVOs) as well as laboratory and epidemiologists from Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan, ECO Director chaired the first session of the Meeting.

The Meeting reviewed the implementation of the recommendations of the first PPR roadmap meeting; assessed the PPR epidemiological situation in the region; discussed the PPR Global Eradication Programme (PPR-GEP) and the template for the elaboration of the PPR National Strategic Plans (NSP); further discussed the use of the PPR Monitoring and Assessment Tool (PMAT) and the PPR resources mobilization strategy and partnerships in the region. In line with the PPR Global Control and Eradication Strategy (PPR-GCES), endorsed during the FAO-OIE International Conference held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (31 March- 2 April 2015), the participants in this meeting adopted the Regional Roadmap of Central Asia to achieve eradication of PPR by 2030.

The Meeting also made recommendations for action:

  • Countries to regularly provide update on their PPR situation to their neighbouring countries;

  • PPR national points of contact, with the support of OIE office in Astana, to establish a monthly exchange of information, Skype call when available, to share and update each other on ongoing activities;

  • The FAO-OIE PPR Secretariat, to liaise regularly with the PPR Regional Advisory Group (RAG) established in 2016, and with ECO and the PPR National Points of Contact, as needed.

 

The first PPR Roadmap meeting for Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) countries had been held in Almaty (Kazakhstan) from 23 to 25 February 2016.