Asia and the Pacific region is a culturally, geographically, socially, linguistically and economically diverse region. Of all the OIE regions, it has the largest human and animal populations and animal protein resources. There have been outbreaks of important infectious and contagious animal diseases. The OIE RRAP is committed to provide regionally-adapted services to all regional members to strengthen the surveillance and control of animal diseases, not only within each country but also for the region. The OIE SRR-SEA aims to strengthen its involvement in policy design and good governance in animal health systems and veterinary services of member countries. By facilitating the exchange of scientific knowledge and providing technical support and advice, the SRR-SEA promotes animal health welfare, coordinates animal disease control programs particularly SEACFMD and rabies, and strengthen the performance of veterinary services in South East Asia. Close collaboration of Regional and Sub-regional offices with OIE Headquarters and the Regional Commission for Asia, the Far East and Oceania facilitates the practical implementation of OIE’s objectives.
Aquaculture is still the fastest growing food-producing sector in the world. The Asia and Pacific region has dominated global aquaculture production, both in quantity and value. However, the rapid growth of this sector brings with it risks, which are compounded by the increasingly globalized trade in live aquatic animals and their products.
OIE assists its members in Asia and Pacific region for better management of aquatic animal health and welfare through the OIE PVS pathway and associated initiatives, Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report, activities under the Regional Collaboration Framework on Aquatic Animal Health, Seminar for OIE Focal Points for Aquatic Animals and other related workshops.
OIE RRAP collaborates and cooperates closely with the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia and Pacific Region (NACA), and dissemination of QAAD serves as an early warning system for some emerging diseases of worldwide significance and facilitates establishment of national and regional Aquatic Animal Health surveillance system.
A Framework focus on building a framework of actors to strengthen laboratory capacity for aquatic animal disease activities in Asia and the Pacific and information sharing among OIE Reference Centres and OIE Member Countries regarding aquatic animal health issues.
A platform for sharing of training materials and scientific information on aquatic animal health.
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