IGAD Animal Health Strategy 2017-2022

Authors: IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD)
Date: 2018
Type: Strategy


To safeguard the livestock sector and ensure that it continues to access domestic and export markets and in line with the Regional Policy Framework on Animal Health (RPFAH) for enhancement of disease control and promotion of trade, a Regional Animal Health Strategy for priority diseases in the IGAD region is needed. This strategy is built on the basis that prevention is better than cure and that by working together in a coordinated and collaborative manner, the Member States can effectively combat the numerous trans-boundary animal diseases that are prevalent in the IGAD region. The latter is the focus of the IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD). The prevention and control of animal diseases and pests is a mandate of the veterinary services of the Member States (MS). The strategy is based on the assumption that all the MS will adopt it and provide the necessary human, physical, institutional and financial resources for its implementation. The IGAD secretariat shall coordinate the implementation of the strategy while the MS implement the activities at national level.