FAO rallies governments and donors to eradicate PPR by 2030

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says the goal of eradicating Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) globally by 2030 can be achieved if governments and development agencies invest urgently in combating the spread of the disease. In an update on the status of the disease on 19 December,…

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FAO and OIE team up to fight PPR

The days of African small-stock farmers struggling with Peste des petits ruminants are numbered, after an international initiative to eradicate the disease was announced. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced the launch of a US$ 996,4 million plan for the…

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PPR virus outbreak in Zimbabwe threatens Zambian small stock

The Zimbabwean government had asked for more vigilant border controls to stop the spread of the PPR (Peste des petits ruminants) virus in Zimbabwe, and to countries outside its borders, according to a recent report in The Zimbabwe Herald. PPR can cause between 20% and 90% mortality in an infected…

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