Revised framework for the prevention and control of African swine fever

Objective

To prevent entry and mitigate the impacts of ASF in the Americas

Four pillars for action based on a foundation of science

1. Preparedness and planning

Expected outcome: Countries have a high state of readiness to swiftly control ASF should it enter the Americas region.

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2. Enhanced biosecurity

Expected outcome: Key biosecurity measures are in place to prevent the entry of ASF into the domestic and wild pigs populations of the Americas, and mitigate its spread within these populations.

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3. Ensure business continuity

Expected outcome: Mitigate the trade impacts of ASF on the swine sector, both nationally and internationally, while controlling and eradicating the disease.

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4. Coordinated risk communications

Expected outcome: Effective risk communication on ASF with target audiences to encourage informed decision making, behaviour modification, and trust in governments and industry.

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Partnerships

Leverage existing partnerships or build new ones to engage stakeholders in areas which require collaboration to attain expeditious and responsive solutions to manage ASF. Clearly define the roles and responsibilities of the partners in accordance with their respective mandate.

Governance

Optimize the potential of existing governance mechanisms at international, regional, sub-regional and national levels to ensure effective coordination and co-operation among all parties to implement appropriate measures to achieve common objectives for the prevention and control of ASF.

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