Standards Methods and Procedures (SMP) for Export Quarantine in the GHoA

Authors: African Union – Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR)
Date: 2014
Type: Standards


Framework to support harmonization and coordination of the control of the diseases, referred to as the Standard Methods and Procedures (SMP) Approach. The SMP approach involves strengthening capacities of member states for surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory diagnostics, disease control programmes, and communications. The fundamental aspect of the approach is the linking of disease prevention and control activities in a country, to a set of regional minimum standards and procedures for TADs prevention and control in line with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) standards.