The Highly Pathogenic and Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases (HPED) Programme in Asia

HPED was a four-year regional cooperation programme which ended in 2014. It was funded by the European Union and implemented through a joint management of OIE, FAO and WHO. It aimed to strengthen the institutional capacities of regional organisations to control HPED and improve epidemic and pandemic preparedness in the region. The OIE component had a budget of € 7 million from 2010 to 2013 (extended until December 2014) and included support to national Veterinary Services strategic planning in the framework of the PVS pathway, capacity building for national focal points, and the establishment of a regional Vaccine Bank for FMD, Rabies and other pathogenic emerging and re-emerging transboundary diseases. The Programme covered countries from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) plus PR of China, DPR North Korea and Mongolia.

-          OIE PVS Pathway

-          Vaccine Bank (FMD and Rabies)

-          Focal Point Training

The list of the Steering Committee Meetings of the European Union (EU) funded Programme on Highly Pathogenic and Emerging Diseases (HPED) are here.