Monitoring self-declarations of animal health status

Members of the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) can self-declare the animal health status of their territory (country, zone or compartment), in line with WOAH standards. Members can have their self-declarations published on WOAH’s website to increase their visibility. Monitoring self-declarations of animal health status can bring valuable insights for both WOAH and WOAH Members.

Monitoring self-declarations of animal health status

Through its Annual Report, the Observatory presents a global overview of the level of uptake of WOAH standards that relate to self-declarations and of the use of this service by Members.  

How can you access our self-declaration analysis?

The self-declaration dashboard presents the results of the analysis in an interactive way. 

To discover the results of our self-declaration analysis, access the full report as well as the one-page executive summary.  

How did we monitor the implementation of self-declaration standards?

Monitoring the implementation of standards related to self-declaration of animal health status requires building and analysing indicators using various data sources.  

What self-declaration indicators did we use to monitor the implementation of these standards?  

Several indicators made it possible to monitor the implementation of standards related to self-declarations of animal health status, among them:  

Number of self-declarations published by country / compartment / zone  
Percentage of Members that have self-declared freedom from a disease out of those that reported absence of the same disease 
Number of self-declarations that were inactivated and for which recovery was later claimed 

What data sources did we use to build self-declaration indicators? 

Two main data sources made it possible to build the monitoring indicators:  

Self-declared animal health status of Members: data extracted from WOAH datasets related to the recent and historic self-declarations (2000-2021) 
Absence of diseases: data extracted from WAHIS six-monthly reports submitted by Members (2005-2021)     

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