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    Global Rinderpest Action Plan
    Post-eradication, Second edition
    2024
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    Discover the Global Rinderpest Action Plan (GRAP), an international strategy designed to prevent the re-emergence of rinderpest, safeguarding global livestock and ecosystems.Rinderpest is the only animal disease that has been globally eradicated. The greatest risk for rinderpest re-emergence is the release, whether intentional or unintentional, of infectious material from a Rinderpest Holding Facility (RHF) among susceptible animal populations. The re-emergence of disease would be a global animal health emergency, leading to the loss of global disease freedom and threatening livelihoods, food security, international trade and national economies.The GRAP is an international operational plan that addresses activities related to the potential re-emergence of rinderpest. The GRAP applies an emergency management cycle approach to prepare for, prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from a potential re-emergence of rinderpest, and it addresses responsibility for each stage of the cycle at the national, regional/continental, and international levels. By identifying gaps in preparedness and prioritizing risk mitigation measures, the GRAP enhances global readiness for potential rinderpest re-emergence. It builds confidence among decision-makers to eliminate remaining virus stocks and strengthens coordination across national, regional, and international levels.The GRAP's scope encompasses a wide array of stakeholders, including government officials, academics, livestock keepers, and international organizations. It aims to facilitate coordinated responses to rinderpest outbreaks and assesses readiness levels to address gaps in preparedness. The plan operates under the assumption that rinderpest virus material remains a risk and underscores the importance of swift eradication in the event of confirmed cases to maintain global rinderpest freedom.
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    Global Rinderpest Action Plan
    Post-eradication
    2018
    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) declared in 2011 the global eradication of rinderpest and resolved to implement follow-up measures to maintain world freedom from the disease. Rinderpest is the only animal disease that has been globally eradicated. The greatest risk for rinderpest (RP) re-emergence is the release, whether intentional or unintentional, of infectious material from a Rinderpest Holding Facility (RHF) among susceptible animal populations. The re-emergence of disease would be a global animal health emergency, leading to the loss of global disease freedom and threatening livelihoods, food security, international trade and national economies. The Global Rinderpest Action Plan (GRAP) aims to ensure continued global freedom from rinderpest by outlining the actions necessary to prepare for, respond to and recover from a RP outbreak.
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    Reinforcing global freedom from rinderpest - MTF/GLO/733/OIE 2019
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    In the 1980s, rinderpest killed millions of cattle and wild ruminants across Africa, causing devastating consequences for farmers and pastoralists in some of the world’s poorest rural areas. The eradication of rinderpest in 2011 led to considerable socioeconomic effects –the protection of tens of millions of livestock, which contribute to safeguarding biodiversity and the resilience of ecological systems, as well as an estimated USD 920 million in annual economic benefits for Africa alone. However, dozens of laboratories in at least 36 countries still hold Rinderpest Virus-Containing Material (RVCM), posing a serious threat of inadvertent or malicious release. To help maintain global freedom from rinderpest, this project aimed to minimize the number of laboratories holding RVCM and increase the capacity of countries to rapidly respond to, and recover from the re-emergence of the disease.

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