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Partnership is essential: no sector can meet all its needs alone. On the occasion of the 87th General Session, the OIE is releasing a handbook and e-learning course to support its Members in unleashing the potential of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in the veterinary domain. It is now the opportune time for the Veterinary Services to maximize the potential of the animal production sector and its contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals by developing more collaboration between the public and the private sector.

As several initiatives around the world have demonstrated, PPPs have the capacity to improve the delivery of quality and sustainable veterinary services.

In Mali, livestock contributes to 80% of the revenue for rural populations. Animal vaccination is essential to protect their livelihoods by preventing the consequences of animal diseases. A PPP between the National Veterinary Services and private veterinarians helped the country overcome resource limitations and improve livestock vaccination coverage for several diseases.


Curious about the potential of PPPs in the veterinary domain?  Facing insurmountable obstacles to make PPP happen in your country? 


Learn how your country can overcome challenges by building  these win-win initiatives in the OIE PPP HANDBOOK, developed  in collaboration with the French Agricultural Research Centre  for International Development (CIRAD) and with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


“How will the new OIE Handbook support countries in building Public-Private Partnerships initiatives?”

Dr Isabelle Dieuzy-Labaye, OIE Senior Advisor on Public-Private Partnerships

Many people are employed in the livestock sector around the world. This number is estimated to be around 600.000 in Paraguay. Thanks to a PPP involving producer associations, the country managed to eradicate foot-and-mouth Disease (FMD) and to obtain an official OIE status of FMD free with vaccination. This recognition opened up the export markets for Paraguay which has become an important exporter of meat products.

Want to know more about the numerous positiveimpacts of PPPs?

Learn in the 1-hour OIE E-LEARNING course, developed in collaboration  with the European  Comission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD), what can be obtained from successful PPPs in the veterinary domain worldwilde.


This course will be freely accessible
from www.oie.int/publicprivatepartnerships as of June 3.

Countries are encouraged to consider the advantages of enabling and adopting PPPs for their activities. To better support them, the OIE has made this set of guidelines available in response to their request at the 85th OIE General Session in 2017 (Resolution Nº 39).