PPR Global Research and Expertise Network (PPR-GREN): 3rd Meeting. Report of the virtual meeting, 9–12 November 2020


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Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is currently one of the most serious livestock diseases worldwide. Since the early 2000s, it has manifested itself as the main killer of sheep and goats in all areas where it is endemic: Africa, the Middle East and a large part of Asia. Taking into consideration the importance of sheep and goats to the livelihoods of small farmers, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) launched the PPR Global Control and Eradication Strategy (PPR-GCES) with the view to eradicating PPR by 2030.

The PPR-GCES encourages vaccination and surveillance, and supports research to improve the efficiency and timeliness of the former. To  that effect, the PPR Global Research and Expertise Network (PPR- GREN) was established in 2018. The objective of the PPR-GREN is to build strong partnerships between researchers and thereby stimulate PPR research and foster the improvement, development and transfer of new tools to appropriate users to support the implementation of the PPR-GEP.

This report covers the third meeting of the PPR-GREN which was held virtually in November 2020.

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