Regional Commissions

The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) has set up five Regional Commissions to express specific problems facing its Members in the different regions of the world. These Commissions can be seen as fully fledged regional institutional bodies.

Each Regional Commission organises a Conference every two years in one of the countries of the region. These Conferences are devoted to technical items and to regional cooperation in the control of animal diseases.

Regional programmes may be developed to reinforce surveillance and control of major animal diseases, especially for regions where WOAH (founded as OIE) maintains a Regional or Sub-Regional Representation. The Regional Commissions work closely with these Representations.

Regional Commissions report on their activities and submit recommendations to the World Assembly of Delegates.

In May 2021, elections for the Bureaux (President, Vice-Presidents and Secretary General) of the Regional Commissions were held for a three-year term of office. The current composition of the Bureaux is as follows:


  • Dr. Honoré Robert N'lemba Mabela

    Président de la Commission Régionale pour l'Afrique

    CONGO (DEM. REP. OF THE)

    About

    Department

    Direction des Services Vétérinaires

    Organisation/Ministry

    Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Elevage et de la Pêche

    Ministry contact details

    Blvd 30 juin, Av Batetela, Kinshasa-Gombe, Kinshasa 1

    KINSHASA

  • Dr. Albertina Shilongo

    Vice President of the Regional Commission for Africa

    NAMIBIA

    About

    Department

    Veterinary Services

    Organisation/Ministry

    Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry

    Ministry contact details

    Park. Luter Street, Private Bag

    Windhoek

    12022

  • Dr. Mbargou Lo

    Vice-Président de la Commission Régionale pour l'Afrique

    SENEGAL

    About

    Department

    Services Vétérinaires

    Organisation/Ministry

    Ministère de l'Élevage et des Productions Animales

    Ministry contact details

    Sphères ministérielles, Diamniadio, 3ème Etage Dakar

    DAKAR

  • Dr. Anna Rose Ademun Okurut

    Secretary General of the Regional Commission for Africa

    UGANDA

    About

    Department

    Animal Health

    Organisation/Ministry

    Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

    Ministry contact details

    P.O. Box

    Entebbe

    102


Americas

  • Dra. Ximena Melón

    President of the Regional Commission for the Americas

    ARGENTINA

    About

    Department

    Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASA)

    Organisation/Ministry

    Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca

    Ministry contact details

    Avenida Paseo Colón N. 367, 4° Piso, CP 1063, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

    BUENOS AIRES

  • Dr. Rosemary Sifford

    Vice President of the Regional Commission for the Americas

    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    About

    Department

    Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Veterinary Services

    Organisation/Ministry

    United States Department of Agriculture

    Ministry contact details

    1400 Independence Avenue, SW J.L. Whitten Building, Room 317-E, Washington, DC 20250

    WASHINGTON

  • Vacant position

  • Dr. Rafael Enrique Rodriguez Alvarado

    Director Téchnico de Salud Animal – Secretary General of the Regional Commission for the Americas

    HONDURAS

    About

    Department

    Sanidad e Inocuidad Agroalimentaria SGA-SENASA

    Organisation/Ministry

    Secretaría de Agricultura y Ganadería


Asia and Pacific

  • Dr. Baoxu Huang

    President of the Regional Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

    About

    Department

    Animal Health and Epidemiology Center

    Organisation/Ministry

    Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs

    Ministry contact details

    n°369 Nanjing Road,

    Qingdao

    266032

    Qingdao City of Shandong Province

  • Dr. Masatsugu Okita

    Vice President of the Regional Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    JAPAN

    About

    Department

    Director – Animal Health Division, Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Bureau

    Organisation/Ministry

    Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

    Ministry contact details

    1-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-8950

    TOKYO

  • Vacant position

  • Dr. Ye Tun Win

    Secretary General of the Regional Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    MYANMAR

    About

    Department

    Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department

    Organisation/Ministry

    Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation

    Ministry contact details

    Office Building No.36, Yaza Thingaha Road Ottaya Thiri Township Nay Pyi Taw Postal Code: 15011

    NAY PYI TAW


  • Dr. Maris Balodis

    President of the Regional Commission for Europe

    LATVIA

    About

    Department

    Food and Veterinary Service

    Organisation/Ministry

    Ministry of Agriculture

    Ministry contact details

    Peldu nr. 30 Riga LV-1050

    RIGA

  • Dr. Ulrich Herzog

    Vice-President of the Regional Commission

    AUSTRIA

    About

    Department

    Department Consumer Health – Leiter der Sektion III “Konsumentenpolitik und Verbrauchergesundheit”

    Organisation/Ministry

    Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection

    Ministry contact details

    Radetzkystrasse 2 A-1031 Vienna

    VIENNA

  • Dr. Vasili Basiladze

    Vice President of the Regional Commission for Europe

    GEORGIA

    About

    Department

    LEPL National Food Agency

    Organisation/Ministry

    Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture

    Ministry contact details

    n°6 Marshal Gelovani ave,Tbilissi 0159

    TBILISSI

  • Dr. Nikolche Babovski

    Secretary General of the Regional Commission for Europe

    NORTH MACEDONIA (REP. OF)

    About

    Department

    Food and Veterinary Agency – Director

    Organisation/Ministry

    Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy

    Ministry contact details

    Bul Treta Makedonska Udarna Brigada, N° 20 1000 Skopje

    SKOPJE


Middle East

  • Dr. Sanad Al-Harbi

    President of the Regional Commission for the Middle East

    SAUDI ARABIA

    About

    Department

    National Center – for the Prevention and Control of Plants & Animal Diseases – Ministry of Environment Water & Agriculture – Head of the Animal Health Sector

    Ministry contact details

    Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz street – Olaya Towers, Tower (A) Floor (36)

    RIYADH

    12213

  • Dr. Samah Al Sharif

    2nd Vice-President of the Regional Commission for the Middle East

    OMAN

    About

    Department

    Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries Wealth and Water Resources

    Ministry contact details

    Muscat Governorate

    P.O Box 467 –

  • Vacant position

  • Dr. Elias Ibrahim

    Secretary General of the Regional Commission for the Middle East

    LEBANON

    About

    Department

    Animal Resources Department

    Organisation/Ministry

    Ministry of Agriculture

    Ministry contact details

    Beyrouth


Contact

Regional Activities Department 

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