SADC Control Strategy for Peste de Petit Ruminants (PPR)

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Peste de Petits Ruminants (PPR) is a serious viral disease of goats and sheep that causes high mortality in these two species with significant economic impact. It is also considered the most destructive viral disease affecting small ruminant flocks. Following an outbreak in two countries within the region in 2010, SADC has developed a regional PPR Control Strategy in response to the outbreak of this disease. The main objectives are the following:

  • To immediately contain/control PPR Virus circulating in DRC and Tanzania
  • To prevent the disease from spreading to Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
  • To propose a methodology for the long the eradication of PPR from the SADC region.