Emergency preparedness – Executive summary

World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH)

Observatory Annual Report 2022 | Executive summary

When an animal health or welfare emergency occurs, the effectiveness of the response depends on the level of preparedness of the Veterinary Authority and relevant stakeholders. The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) develops international standards and guidelines for emergency preparedness, including contingency plans and simulation exercises. Through its Annual Report, the Observatory intends to assess the uptake of these standards.