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2nd Regional Workshop on Swine Disease Control in Asia held in Beijing

DATE:2017-07-05       SOURCE:Information Office, MOA

The 2nd Regional Workshop on Swine Disease Control in Asia was held in Beijing on 27-29 June 2017.


The event was co-organized by MOA, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). China's Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) Dr. Zhang Zhongqiu, Dr. Hirofumi Kugita from OIE Regional Representation for Asia and the Pacific (OIE RRAP) and Dr. Katinka DeBalogh from FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO RAP) attended and addressed the opening ceremony. 


Dr. Zhang Zhongqiu highly recognized the achievements of swine disease control project in Asia. He noted that the project will provide a new opportunity for swine disease control in the region, facilitate communication, information-sharing and coordination among members in Asia and the Pacific, and contribute to the undertaking of global animal disease control. At the Workshop, experts of FAO and OIE and representatives from OIE RRAP members exchanged the status Quo of major swine diseases in Asia, shared their control measures and research progress and discussed the development of the joint control mechanism.


Since 2013 China has initiated and financed the project of swine disease control in Asia through its donation to OIE. The project aims at improving swine disease control and diagnostic capacity in the region, and enhancing preparedness and response to exotic animal diseases. 


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