Last updated: 7 July 2022

Laboratory Twinning Programme in the Region


Each twinning project is a partnership between a particular World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) Reference Centre (which may be an official WOAH Reference Laboratory or Collaborating Centre) and a Candidate Centre. The Reference Centre provides the Candidate Centre with technical support, guidance, and training. Laboratory Twinning Projects provide mutual benefits for Parent and Candidate Institutes, including the creation of joint research opportunities, establishment of research networks and sustainable capacity building.

This page provides the information regarding the Laboratory Twinning Projects completed/ongoing in the region.

Projects completed

Projects ongoing

  • Emerging Infectious Diseases (pigs): Australia – Vietnam (2017-)
  • Rabies: France – Chinese Taipei* (2018-)
  • Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers: New Zealand – Liberia (2020-)
  • Wildlife Diseases: USA – Thailand (2020-)
  • African Swine Fever: UK – Philippines (2021-)

[+]: candidate has applied to become OIE RL or CC

[*]: project as self-funded

For more information on the Laboratory Twinning Programme