Capacity Building

Disease Prevention


Effective prevention and control of transmissible animal diseases, including zoonoses, is a central mandate of the Veterinary Services of each Member Country.

The animal disease prevention and control activities of Veterinary Services throughout the world are a Global Public Good. These activities have major benefits for agricultural production, food security and safety, public health, animal welfare, access to markets and alleviation of rural poverty. The effectiveness of prevention and control policies depends on the good governance and quality of the Veterinary Services, in compliance with WOAH standards and guidelines for the prevention and control of terrestrial and aquatic animal diseases.

Effective surveillance, early detection, transparency and rapid response mechanism including biosecurity, vaccination (if vaccine exist)  and animal traceability are  some of the useful tools for the disease prevention and control.



Biosecurity Preparedness, 22 September 2023