History

1997

Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand formally established the South East Asia Foot and Mouth Disease (SEAFMD)Programme. In the same year, OIE and the Kingdom of Thailand signed anagreement to establish the OIE Regional Coordination Unit for SEAFMD in Bangkok.

2001


Indonesia, which maintained its status since it was recognized by OIE as FMD-free country without vaccination in 1990, joined the SEAFMD Programme.

OIE declared Mindanao and Visayas in the Philippines as FMD-free without vaccination.

2002

 

 

OIE recognised the island provinces of Palawan and Masbate in the Philippines as FMD-free without vaccination.

2004

 

 

OIE recognized the state of Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia as FMD free without vaccination.

2006

OIE PVS Evaluation Mission conducted in Vietnam

2007

-The Programme for Strengthening of Veterinary Services (PSVS) funded by AusAID was launched supporting the OIE PVS Pathway

-OIE PVS Evaluation Mission conducted in Cambodia, Indonesia and Lao PDR

2008

OIE PVS Evaluation Mission conducted in Brunei Darussalam and the Philippines

2009

-The four-year IDENTIFY project, one of the six components of the USAID-Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT)   Programme implemented by the OIE, FAO and WHO started.

-The OIE component of the European Union-funded Regional Cooperation Programme on Highly Pathogenic Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases (HPED) was launched.

-OIE PVS Evaluation Mission conducted in Myanmar

-OIE PVS Legislation Mission conducted in Vietnam

-The South-East Asian Strategy for Animal Health Communication was endorsed at the 26th Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Asia, Pacific and Oceania held in Shanghai, China

 

2010

-OIE and the Government of Thailand signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishing the OIE Sub-Regional Representation for South-East Asia (SRR-SEA) in Bangkok, Thailand. 

-OIE and ASEAN supported the membership of the remaining ASEAN member countries namely Brunei Darussalam and Singapore as well as China. The Programme was renamed the South East Asia and China Foot and Mouth Disease (SEACFMD) Campaign.

-OIE recognised Luzon’s zones 1 and 3 of the Philippines as FMD-free without vaccination.

-OIE PVS Gap Analysis conducted in Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam

 

2011

-The OIE SRR SEA and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade launched the A$12.7-million regional initiative called Stop Trans-boundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses (STANDZ) Programme putting under one umbrella the SEACFMD, the PSVS renamed as  STRIVES, and a new One health programme focusing on Rabies. 

-The Philippines received FMD-free status without vaccination from OIE for its remaining regions and provinces designated as Zone 2 making the whole country FMD-free without vaccination.

-OIE PVS Gap Analysis conducted in Cambodia

2012

-SEACFMD member countries endorsed the Small Grant Facility (SGF). The SGF provides funding for eligible members to support national systems strengthening, specific disease management response for FMD and rabies and research that have regional significance.

-Launch of the OIE Regional Vaccine Bank for Asia for FMD and Rabies funded by the European Union through the Highly Pathogenic Emerging and Reemerging Diseases (HPED) Programm

-OIE PVS Evaluation Mission conducted in Thailand

-OIE PVS Laboratory Mission and Legislation Mission conducted in Lao PDR

2013

-The OIE SRR-SEA finalized its gender policy which aims to promote equitable distribution of responsibilities and benefits between women and men as well as their equal participation in dialogue and decision-making in the development and management of animal health and veterinary public health.

-No-cost extension granted for OIE’s component under the EU-funded HPED Programme until 7 December 2014

-OIE PVS Gap Analysis conducted in Brunei

2014

-Launch of the USD 3.4-million Northern Lao PDR FMD Project in Lao PDR and the USD 1-million Rabies Project in the Philippines. Both projects are funded by the Australian Government through the Stop Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses (STANDZ) Programme of the OIE SRR-SEA

-OIE PVS Gap Analysis conducted in Thailand

2015

-Launch of the Myanmar vaccination campaign

-Members endorsed 3rd Edition of the SEACFMD Roadmap that covers Phase 5 of the Programme from 2016 to 2020

-The Philippines received OIE recognition as FMD-free country where vaccination is not practised.

-The People’s Republic of China received OIE's endorsement of its National FMD Control Programme

 

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