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Key Programmes and Projects

The Stop Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses Initiative

The OIE Sub-Regional Representation for South-East Asia is managing a regional initiative funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) called the Stop Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses (STANDZ) Programme.

The Stop Transboundary Animal Diseases and Zoonoses (STANDZ) Initiative

STANDZ brings together under one umbrella programme all Australian Government-funded projects in the SRR-SEA  namely the South-East Asia and China Foot and Mouth Disease (SEACFMD) Campaign, the Strengthening Initiative for Veterinary Services (STRIVES), and One Health. With A$12.7 million funding from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), STANDZ aims to reduce the impact of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs), transboundary animal diseases (TADs) and zoonoses on food security, human health, and livelihoods in South-East Asia from 2011 to 2016.

The SEACFMD Campaign aims to increase the productivity and economic output of the livestock sector by controlling and eradicating FMD in South-East Asia and China. The Campaign is guided by the ‘SEACFMD 2020 Roadmap’, which describes strategies to decrease FMD incidence in South-East Asia and China by the year 2020 and maintain freedom in countries and zones that have attained that status, strengthen national veterinary services and enhance regional cooperation in policy and capacity development.

STRIVES aims to enhance the veterinary services capacity of South-East Asian countries to effectively detect and respond to EIDs. Through the OIE Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) Pathway, STRIVES assists member countries in developing their Veterinary Services Strategic Plans using the PVS Evaluation and Gap Analysis as a guide. A special focus is placed on strengthening of veterinary education, modernising veterinary legislation and establishing veterinary statutory bodies.

One Health is part of a global effort to strengthen collaboration of the human, animal and environmental health sectors to control major zoonoses and public health threats. The project focuses on Rabies and aims to contribute to global efforts to prevent, detect, contain, eliminate and respond to animal and public health risks attributable to zoonoses and animal diseases with an impact on food security.

Previous Programmes managed by the OIE SRR-SEA

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

The IDENTIFY Project