Paris, France, 20th May, 2023: On May 21st, 2023, the inauguration of the PanAfrican Secretariat for Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) Eradication in Africa is scheduled to occur in Paris, France. The establishment of the Secretariat is indicative of Africa's resolve to eliminate PPR and will serve as a mechanism for orchestrating PPR eradication efforts across the African continent by the year 2030. The Pan African PPR Secretariat is composed of institutions under the African Union Commission (AUC), namely the Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (IBAR) and the Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (PANVAC), as well as international organisations such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH), who fall under the Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs) Africa umbrella;. The Secretariat of the Pan-African Secretariat for PPR Eradication in Africa is situated at AU-IBAR, located in Nairobi, Kenya.
Picture: @AU-IBAR 2022 - Launch of PPR Programme, Nairobi, Kenya