Capacity building in Outbreak Investigation and response management

The prompt and appropriate response is essential to effectively control transboundary animal diseases (TADs) to prevent their further spread causing serious socio-economic consequences. Planning outbreak investigation and control activities ensure that a country is prepared to respond when disease outbreaks occur and that there are sufficient resources and capacities to conduct the response activities in the face of an outbreak.

The OIE is organising a virtual Training of Trainers (ToT) programme to build capacities in outbreak investigation and response management in partnership with the Epicentre, Massey University, New Zealand, and Animal Health Works.

The ToT is a self-paced virtual training programme organised using Massey University online stream platform. The duration of the training is 5 weeks from 31 May to 2 July 2021.

The concept note and agenda

Frequency Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Opening session 31 May 2021

TOT Context
(Dr Ashish Sutar)
Introduction to the ToT, facilitators, learning objectives and structure (Dr Cord Heuer)
Introduction to Week-1 of the ToT (Dr Chris Bartels)

Module 1: Adult training.

Module 2: Biosecurity and sample submission.

Module 3: Epidemiological investigation.

Module 4: Outbreak Response and Communication.

Week 4 session 25 June 2021

Week 5: Country task.

Closing session 2 July 2021


The activity is supported and funded by