REMESA: A Network to Control Infectious Animal Diseases in Mediterranean Countries
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- Animal Health, Mediterranean Countries, Network, Prophylaxis, REMESA
- ALLOUI, Nadir
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- In 2009, the chief veterinary officers of 10 Western Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Egypt, France, Italy, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia) created a common structure for work and cooperation, with the necessary capabilities to assist and coordinate the development and implementation of animal health regional projects and programs: the Mediterranean Animal Health Network (Réseau Méditerranéen de Santé Animale – REMESA). The main objectives of REMESA are the improvement of prevention and control against the major transboundary animal diseases and zoonosis through strengthening of the national and regional resources and capacities, the harmonization and coordination of surveillance and control activities. The concept of regional animal health network is based on grouping several countries; moreover was focused on harmonization of surveillance and control methods as well as strengthening the national devices without replacing their functions. The purpose of our paper is to determine the structure of REMESA, its overall strategy and specific objectives.
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