Standing Group of Experts in Asia

 

African Swine Fever has been spreading globally for several years and since the first reports of the virus into China in August 2018, there has been increasing concern over this disease in Asia. With over 60% of the world’s domestic pig population the impact of this disease in Asia can not be underestimated.

Under the FAO/OIE GFTADs umbrella a standing group of experts was formed in Europe to help coordinate effort, share information and best practices for prevention and control of ASF outbreaks.

A similar approach is now being used in Asia and learning from the experiences in Europe and the taking into account the current situation in Asia the GFTADs standing group of experts on African swine fever (SGE-ASF) for Asia was launched in Beijing, China on 10th April 2019. 

Presentations and any future documents produced by the SGE-ASF will be freely available online on the OIE regional website.

Launch Meeting