The 9th Regional Steering Committee Meeting of the Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GF-TADs) for Africa discussed the coordination of priority of transboundary animal diseases (TADs) in Africa. The GF-TADs is a joint FAO/OIE mechanism which started in 2004, with the aim to combine the strengths and exploit the synergies of both organisations to prevent and control TADs in collaboration with partners such as AU-IBAR, technical agencies and Regional Economic Communities.
The 9th annual Steering Committee meeting discussed implementation of the recommendations from the previous meeting and discussed key issues to guide the control of specified TADs in Africa. The steering committee noted progress made by Africa regarding recommendations on rinderpest virus sequestration. The statuses of Contagious Bovine PleuroPneumonia (CBPP) in West Africa as well as emerging and re-emerging diseases trends were highlighted. The meeting also covered collaborative activities implemented within the GF-TADs framework and allowed partners, including Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and development partners to share their portfolio and experiences to better coordinate activities