Blueprint – Peste des Petits Ruminants Global Eradication Programme II & III

In 2015, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) made PPR a priority for global eradication with the intention of achieving this by 2030. The overall approach to this goal is developed in the PPR Global Control and Eradication Strategy and is planned through three phases of Global Eradication Programmes (PPR GEP). The progress made, lessons learned and experience of partners in the first five years of the operational phase (PPR GEP I, 2017–2021) have been thoroughly reviewed in coming up with the operational guide, “Blueprint for PPR eradication by 2030”. The Blueprint summarizes the viewpoint of FAO and WOAH on key elements of strategy and partnering to achieve the objective of eradication. To achieve the primary goal of eradication, improved access to vaccination and other primary animal health services will be critical, and the strategy thus pays attention to capturing the full long-term benefits of eradication through sustainable animal health services, from the primary, community level through to strengthened veterinary services able to reach and maintain PPR-free status once vaccination programmes are suspended, hopefully by the end of 2027.