REGIONAL MEETING: FMDV IN AMERICA
First joint virtual meeting
The control of foot-and-mouth disease in America
from risk analysis to vaccine banks
10 March 2021 | 12:00-15:30 USA EST / 14:00-17:30 ART / 18:00-21.30 CET
Public-private partnerships for Progressive Control of
foot-and-mouth disease in endemic settings
16 - 17 February 2022
Public-private partnerships for Progressive Control of foot-and-mouth disease in endemic settings
The joint GFRA/EuFMD Regional workshop for Africa was held on 16th and 17th February 2022.
This is the third joint regional virtual meeting hosted as a collaboration between the EuFMD and GFRA, two leading organizations focused on foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) research and control measures. This is part of a continuous effort to connect FMD research groups all over the world, regulation agencies, funding organizations, and the private sector. We believe that sharing knowledge, experiences, and novel developments is paramount to progress global FMD control.
This workshop was run as two hour sessions over two days and focused on challenges that may be unique to Africa to work towards the control of foot-and-mouth disease. The talks were followed by a roundtable discussion where speakers were invited to seek clarification and share their experience and viewpoints from their countries/regions. Over the two sessions, topics were:
Day 1: Vaccine quality, availability and accessibility
Research in Africa to support vaccine quality
Importance of independent vaccine quality control
PPP and FMD vaccines
Role of stakeholders to distribute and apply FMD vaccines
Pre-qualification system for FMD vaccines in support to assured emergency supply options
Day 2: Competencies to support FMD surveillance and control (including private vets and paravets)
FMD surveillance in endemic areas
VPP competencies and skills for an improved surveillance
Research needs for improved surveillance in Africa
Overview of Progressive Control Pathway, related training needs and opportunities
Our vision was and still is to bring together researchers, policy makers and implementers interested and involved in FMD control to share their knowledge, experience and ideas.