Fourth meeting of the Standing Group of Experts (SGE) for African swine fever (ASF)


Resulting from the various presentations made during the inaugural SGE meeting in March 2022, considerations were drafted, and technical items or topics identified, based on country presentations, regional presentations (Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the comments of (private sector) representatives and scientific experts, to guide the work of the SGE over the next 12 – 24 months, depending on the frequency of meetings.

The fourth technical item or topic identified (in order of priority and logic/sequence of implementation) with comments (where appropriate) was:

Outbreak management


This includes outbreak response capability and capacity for ASF control, and more specifically:

  • Training on 3Ds (depopulation, disposal, decontamination);
  • Financial incentives such as compensation of farmers, restocking and insurance schemes;
  • Compensation plans (CP) as part of emergency preparedness and response plans;
  • Risk communication (awareness in producers and actors in value chain).

The principle of embedding a session on “vaccines and vaccination” into this session on “outbreak management” was also approved during the preceding SGE meeting in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, in August 2023.

Hence, this will be the focus of the fourth SGE ASF, to be held from 29 – 30 August 2024, back to back with the 12th Regional Steering Committee of the GF-TADs for Africa (26 – 28 August 2024).

Note that this is an event exclusively targeting Members of the Standing Group of Experts (SGE). No public registration links will be published here.

Contact : Dr. Patrick Bastiaensen and  Dr. Viola Chemis, Programme Officers, WOAH

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