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World SPS - Regional Workshop on Peste des Petits Ruminants
From Monday 16 September 2019
To Friday 20 September 2019
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Description :

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious transboundary disease that can kill between 30 and 70 percent of infected animals and has severe negative socio-economic impacts on the income of livestock farmers and, in particular, the livelihoods and food security of the most vulnerable rural communities. Discovered in Côte d’Ivoire in 1942, the disease has since spread at an alarming rate, threatening the very existence of over 80 percent of the world’s sheep and goat population in more than 70 countries, mostly throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East. In 2018 the European Union (EU) has decided to support the OIE and the FAO, in their joint strategy for control and eradication of PPR, with the goal of eradicating the disease by 2030.


Objectives :

By further building capacity for PPR control in Jordan and in other countries in the region, the EU intends ensuring that concerned exporting countries establish effective surveillance and control programmes compliant with the philosophy of EU legislation and OIE standards

The specific objective is to enhance capacity of participants on the surveillance and control of PPR (including biosecurity, vaccination, risk analysis, awareness and emergency preparedness) to protect against the introduction into and spread of PPR within countries free from that disease.


Selection procedure :

The participants should:

  1. be officials of the national competent authorities and/or institutions involved in the control of animal diseases
  2. be preferably in a position giving them the function to train other officers in the national competent authorities and private sector operators, so as to ensure further dissemination of the knowledge acquired during the workshop;
  3. be able to work in English and participate with ease in work sessions’ discussions.

Dateline for registration: 05/07/2019


Training center & accommodation :

The training workshop will be organised and the participants accommodated at:

Grand Hyatt Amman

 Hussein Bin Ali St., Jabal Amman, PO Box 831159, Amman, Jordan, 11183


The Grand Hyatt Amman evokes the golden age of luxury travel. This luxurious address overlooks the sprawling metropolis that is the heart of Amman’s financial and diplomatic district.

The hotel is a short walk from the downtown, citadel and Amman’s well-appointed shopping centers.

The standard guest rooms with arabesque touches and contemporary décor and generous work-space propose the following amenities:

  • Separate work area
  • Individually controlled heat and air-conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Dual line phones
  • High-speed Internet access
  • 24-hour concierge
  • In-room safe
  • A free internet access, a pool, a fitness center and business services are at guests’ disposal during their stay at the hotel.





Location Amman, Jordan