Tutored Virtual Learning Course: Applying Public-Private Partnerships in the Progressive Control of FMD and Similar Transboundary Animal Diseases


The European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) working in collaboration with the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) invite you to take part in a new tutored online course which will be held in June 2020.

This course will bring together colleagues from both public and private sectors to analyze opportunities for Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) related to control of FMD and similar transboundary animal diseases (FAST), develop and evaluate a business case and share experiences towards the establishment of an enabling environment for public and private sector collaboration. To find out more about the collaboration between EuFMD and OIE on the development of virtual learning courses, please watch this short video:



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Who is the course for?

This course provides a unique opportunity for those in public and private sectors to work together. It is suitable for colleagues in public veterinary services, in particular those who are involved in designing and implementing FAST control plans; and those within legal, finance and planning departments within the veterinary services. 

The course is equally relevant to private sector stakeholders with interest in involvement in activities related to animal health and specifically control of infectious diseases of livestock. This will include, but is not limited to, national and regional associations of farmers, veterinarians, veterinary para-professionals, pharmaceutical and vaccine producers, companies and Non-Governmental Organizations.

The first edition of the course is open to colleagues from countries in the European neighbourhood, Southern and Eastern Africa. Please click here for full list of included countries. Subsequent editions of this course will be made available for those not involved this time.

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How to apply


Places will be allocated on a first-come first served basis, with a quota system applied to ensure even participation both geographically and according to organisational background. Participation in the course is free of charge.

Applications must be received by 12th June 2020. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application after this date.


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