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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)


Improving Animal Health Worldwide




The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is the intergovernmental

organization responsible for improving animal health worldwide. The OIE is

recognized as a reference organization by the World Trade Organization

(WTO) and works to: ensure transparency in the global animal disease

situation; collect, analyze and disseminate veterinary scientific information;

encourage international solidarity in the control of animal diseases; safeguard

world trade through sanitary safety by publishing health standards for

international trade in animals and animal products; improve the legal

framework and resources of national Veterinary Services; and provide a better

guarantee of food safety (of food of animal origin) and to promote animal

welfare through a science-based approach.




To improve animal health, veterinary public health and animal welfare worldwide

through: prevention of spread of animal diseases; prevention and control

of animal diseases transmissible to humans (zoonoses); reduction of risks from

infectious diseases at the animal–human–ecosystems interface; improved animal

production food safety measures; and improvement of animal welfare.


Scope Global


Primary Funders


The OIE's financial resources are derived principally from compulsory annual

contributions backed up by voluntary contributions from member countries


Participants & Key Collaborators


The OIE is comprised of 178 member countries, maintains permanent relations

with 45 other international and regional organizations, and has regional and

sub-regional offices on every continent.


Definition of One Health


The OIE's strategic plan describes the application of the “One Health” concept

for the reduction of risks of high impact diseases at the animal–human–

ecosystems interface. This will require consideration of work in certain nontraditional

areas, such as infectious diseases in wildlife, working animals,

competition and companion animals, in addition to food-producing animals.


Monitoring & Evaluation Strategy


The OIE has adopted a five-year strategic planning cycle. After the adoption of

the Fifth (current) Strategic Plan, an initial Program of Work will be prepared

(that gives effect to the objectives in the Plan) followed by annual Programs of

Work that will take into account resource requirements (which will be adjusted

if needed to meet objectives). There will be a mid-term review of progress.

The OIE has also implemented an evaluation and gap analysis process for its

support programs to member countries that are financed by the OIE World

Animal Health and Welfare Fund.


Sources of Information


OIE's Website:

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