New global strategies to improve animal health and welfare

The OIE was also mandated by its Member Countries to establish a global database to monitor the use of antimicrobials in animals. The results of this first year of data-gathering have recently been published.

The implementation of the OIE/FAO Strategy for the Control and Eradication of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) began with the launching of the PPR Global Eradication Programme, which covers the first five years of this mission to eradicate the disease by 2030.

Finally, the OIE developed a global strategy to promote animal welfare, to enable us to build: A world where the welfare of animals is respected, promoted and advanced, in ways that complement the pursuit of animal health, human well-being, socio-economic development and environmental sustainability. Approved by all the participants at a Global Conference on the issue last December, this strategy will be proposed for adoption by the OIE’s 180 Member Countries at the next World Assembly, from 21 to 26 May 2017.