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Agreement to facilitate the activities of the OIE Regional Representation for Asia and the Pacific

This agreement will come into effect on 2 September 2020

Update from 17/09/2019 To 20/05/2020

The national government of each Member appoints a representative for the OIE, known as the Delegate, whose responsibility is to participate in the OIE international standard-setting process, as well as to notify the organisation of the animal health situation in their country. Discover the new Delegates on this page. Access the full list of OIE Delegates here.

  • 20 May 2020 Costa Rica Dr Silvia Niño Villamizar

    Directora General, Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (SENASA), Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería
  • 18 May 2020 Jordan Dr Rachel Dodeen

    Head, Quarantine Division, Ministry of Agriculture
  • 16 May 2020 Iran Dr Ali Safar Maken Ali

    Head, Iran Veterinary Organization (IVO), Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture
  • 7 May 2020 Sri Lanka Dr Ranjani Hettiarachchi

    Director General, Department of Animal Production and Health
  • 5 May 2020 Malaysia Dr Dato’Dr Norlizan Mohd Noor

    Deputy Director General, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry
  • 19 March 2020 Bolivia Dr Humberto Coelho Añez

    Director General Ejecutivo, Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria e Inocuidad Alimentaria (SENASAG), Ministerio de Desarrollo Rural y Tierras
  • 16 March 2020 Slovenia Dr Breda Hrovatin

    Head, Animal Health and Animal Welfare Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food
  • 28 February 2020 Trinidad and Tobago Dr Victoria Lashley

    Technical Officer, Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries
  • 1 February 2020 Argentina Dr Ximena Melón

    Directora Nacional de Sanidad Animal, Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASA)
  • 21 January 2020 Ukraine Dr Olga Shevshenko

    Deputy Head, State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
  • 12 January 2020 Iraq Dr Thamer Al-Khafaji

    Director General, Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture
  • 1 January 2020 Norway Dr Knut Rønningen

    Director, Norwegian Food Safety Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Food
  • 1 January 2020 Zambia Dr Swithine Kabilika

    Director, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock
  • 29 December 2019 Albania Dr Keti Margariti

    Head, Veterinary and Animal Welfare Sector, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • 17 December 2019 Belgium Dr Herman Claeys

    Chef du Service Politique sanitaire : Animaux et Végétaux, Direction Générale Politique de Contrôle, Agence Fédérale pour la Sécurité de la Chaîne Alimentaire (AFSCA)
  • 1 December 2019 Namibia Dr Albertina Shilongo

    Chief Veterinary Officer, Director, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry
  • 28 November 2019 Bangladesh Dr Abdul Jabbar Sikder

    Director General, Department of Livestock Services, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock
  • 28 November 2019 Romania Dr Robert Viorel Chioveanu

    President, Secretary of State, Chief Veterinary Officer, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority
  • 26 November 2019 Bolivia Dr Carlos Edson Peñaranda Bersatti

    Director General Ejecutivo, Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuaria e Inocuidad Alimentaria (SENASAG), Ministerio de Desarrollo Rural y Tierras
  • 8 November 2019 Angola Dr Ditulala Lucas Simão

    Director Geral, Servicios Veterinários, Ministerio da Agricultura
  • 5 November 2019 Sudan Dr Adil Farah Idris Ali

    Undersecretary, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Animal Resources
  • 4 November 2019 Korea (Rep. of) Dr Dae Gyun Kim

    Chief Veterinary Officer, Director General, Animal Health Policy Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
  • 31 October 2019 Bahamas Dr Maurice Isaacs

    Director of Veterinary Studies, Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority (BAHFSA)
  • 31 October 2019 Poland Dr Bogdan Konopka

    Chief Veterinary Officer, General Veterinary Inspectorate, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • 30 October 2019 Peru Dr Eva Luz Martínez Bermúdez

    Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agraria (SENASA), Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego
  • 30 October 2019 Tajikistan Dr Muhammad Said Faizullozoda

    Chairman, Veterinary Services, Committee for Food Security
  • 28 October 2019 United States of America Dr Mark Davidson

    Associate Administrator, United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA–APHIS)
  • 23 October 2019 Panama Dr Concepción Santos Sanjur

    Director Nacional de Salud Animal, Ministerio de Desarrollo Agropecuario
  • 21 October 2019 Papua New Guinea Dr Ilagi Puana

    Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Services, National Agriculture Quarantine and Inspection Authority
  • 1 October 2019 Denmark Dr Hanne Larsen

    Chief Veterinary Officer, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration
  • 27 September 2019 Zimbabwe Dr Josphat Nyika

    Chief Veterinary Officer, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement
  • 26 September 2019 Philippines Dr Ronnie Domingo

    Officer-In-Charge, Chief Veterinary Officer, Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), Ministry of Agriculture

Since its creation in 1924, the OIE has become stronger and had gathered more Members. The full list of OIE Members can be consulted here. Find below the countries that have recently joined the Organisation, as well as more information about them.

The global network of OIE Reference Centres is the core of the OIE’s scientific expertise and excellence. An OIE Reference Centre is designated either as a Reference Laboratory or as a Collaborating Centre. Discover on this page the OIE Reference Centres designated in May 2020 in accordance with the adapted procedure. View the comprehensive list of OIE Reference Laboratories and OIE Collaborating Centres.

  • New OIE Reference Laboratories

    African swine fever

    Dr David Williams
    CSIRO Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness
    5 Portarlington Road
    Geelong
    Victoria 3220
    AUSTRALIA
    Tel.: +61 52 27 50 00
    E-mail: d.williams@csiro.au
    Website: www.csiro.au/en/Research/Facilities/ACDP/About-ACDP

    This new OIE Reference Laboratory has the expertise and resources necessary for laboratory-based African swine fever (ASF) diagnostics, research, test development and validation. It can perform multidisciplinary diagnostic investigations involving PCR, genotyping, whole genome sequencing, antigen detection, virus isolation, serology, histology, immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy. Diagnostic testing is performed under a quality assurance system certified to ISO/IEC 9001:2008 and accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005. The Reference Laboratory can supply reference biological reagents and organises annual proficiency testing for swine diseases, including ASF. In addition, it can provide advice, training and capacity building for ASF laboratory diagnostics and techniques. The Reference Laboratory also has the capacity to perform in vivo studies on ASF in high containment large animal rooms at Physical Containment Level 3.

    Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease,
    infection with infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus,
    and
    infection with white spot syndrome virus

    Dr Arun Dhar
    Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory
    The University of Arizona
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
    1117 E. Lowell Street
    Tucson, Arizona 85721
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    Tel.: +1 520 621 87 27
    E-mail: adhar@email.arizona.edu
    Website: https://aquapath.lab.arizona.edu

    These three new OIE Reference Laboratories focus on diagnosis and research relating to three OIE-listed diseases of crustaceans – acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND), infection with infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus (IHHNV), and infection with white spot syndrome virus (WSSV). The laboratories have extensive resources and expertise in diagnosing these diseases using histopathology and molecular methods. These methods are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017. The Reference Laboratories also provide proficiency tests (also known as ring tests) for AHPND, IHHNV and WSSV and are accredited to ISO 17043:2010. The University of Arizona, Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory also hosts OIE Reference Laboratories for infection with Hepatobacter penaei (necrotising hepatopancreatitis) (NHP) and infection with Taura syndrome virus (TSV). The Reference Laboratories provide scientific and technical assistance, and disease diagnostic trainings to professionals from industry, academia, governmental and non-governmental organisations from OIE Members around the world.

    Brucellosis (Brucella abortus, B. melitensis and B. canis)
    and
    Middle East respiratory syndrome

    Prof. Ulrich Wernery
    Central Veterinary Research Laboratory
    PO Box 597
    Dubai
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
    Tel.: +971 4 337 51 65
    E-mail: cvrl@cvrl.ae
    Website: www.cvrl.ae

    Since 2009, the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory (CVRL), Dubai, has been operating as an OIE Reference Laboratory for glanders and for camelpox, and in 2020 it was designated for brucellosis (Brucella abortus, B. melitensis and B. canis) and for Middle East respiratory syndrome. The CVRL is a diagnostic and research centre that provides animal owners, veterinarians and government entities with a testing facility ensuring excellent quality results for the benefit of animals. Apart from establishing all the necessary laboratory tools for diagnoses, the CVRL conducts various research projects on these diseases and supplies other laboratories with reagents, test kits and veterinary vaccines.

    Classical swine fever

    Dr Trevor Drew
    CSIRO Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness
    5 Portarlington Road
    Geelong
    Victoria 3220
    AUSTRALIA
    Tel.: +61 52 27 50 00
    E-mail: trevor.drew@csiro.au
    Website: www.csiro.au/en/Research/Facilities/ACDP/About-ACDP

    This new OIE Reference Laboratory has the expertise and resources necessary for laboratory-based classical swine fever (CSF) diagnostics, research, test development and validation. It can perform multidisciplinary diagnostic investigations involving PCR, genotyping, whole genome sequencing, antigen detection, virus isolation, serology, histology, immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy. Diagnostic testing is performed under a quality assurance system certified to ISO/IEC 9001:2008 and accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005. The Reference Laboratory can supply reference biological reagents and organises annual proficiency testing for swine diseases, including CSF. In addition, it can provide advice, training and capacity building for CSF laboratory diagnostics and techniques. The Reference Laboratory also has the capacity to perform in vivo studies on CSF in high containment large animal rooms at Physical Containment Level 3.

    Dourine

    Dr Laurent Hébert
    ANSES – Laboratory for Animal Health
    Physiopathology and Epidemiology of Equine Diseases Unit
    Goustranville
    14430 Dozulé
    FRANCE
    Tel.: +33 2 31 79 22 76
    E-mail: laurent.hebert@anses.fr

    This new OIE Reference Laboratory is dedicated to diagnosis, research and surveillance relating to dourine. It is also a European Union Reference Laboratory for equine diseases, including dourine. It performs diagnostic tests for dourine in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 (complement fixation test) and produces standard sera and antigens available on request. This laboratory also organises inter-laboratory tests as well as training sessions. It develops and validates new methods for the diagnosis of Trypanosoma equiperdum infections and conducts studies on the different treatment approaches as well as on the links between dourine and other equine trypanosomoses.

    Foot and mouth disease (FMD)

    Dr Charles Nfon
    National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health
    1015 Arlington Street, Suite T2300
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3M4
    CANADA
    Tel.: +1 204 789 20 23
    E-mail: Charles.nfon@canada.ca

    This new OIE Reference Laboratory provides diagnostic services, research, training and scientific consultation services for FMD and other vesicular diseases. The laboratory also performs research on emergency FMD vaccines, vaccine matching, disease transmission, host responses and pathogenesis. Through capacity-building initiatives and related projects, the laboratory has established international collaborations with FMD research groups and laboratories in FMD enzootic countries.

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza and low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry)

    Dr Youn-Jeong Lee
    Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency
    Ministry of Agriculture, Forest and Rural Affairs
    177, Hyeoksin 8-ro
    Gimcheon-si
    Gyeongsangbuk-do 39660
    REPUBLIC OF KOREA
    Tel.: +82 54 2 912 09 68
    E-mail: leeyj700@korea.kr

    This new OIE Reference Laboratory provides diagnostic testing services and technical consultation for the prevention and control of avian influenza. Also, it is willing to offer diagnostic reagents/kits for the detection of avian influenza virus. Depending on the type of diagnostic reagents or kits requested, the time taken for preparation and dispatch may differ. The laboratory provides international technical support for OIE Members, including training workshops and advice on disease control.

    Infection with Hepatobacter penaei (necrotising hepatopancreatitis)

    Dr Luis Fernando Aranguren
    Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory
    The University of Arizona
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
    1117 E. Lowell Street
    Tucson, Arizona 85721
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    Tel.: +1 520 621 4438
    E-mail: lfarangu@email.arizona.edu
    Website: https://aquapath.lab.arizona.edu

    This new OIE Reference Laboratory focuses on diagnosis and research relating to an OIE-listed disease of crustaceans – infection with Hepatobacter penaei (necrotising hepatopancreatitis: NHP). The laboratory has extensive experience in NHP diagnosis, including histopathology, PCR and real-time PCR-based diagnostic methods. These methods are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017. The Reference Laboratory also provides proficiency tests (also known as ring tests) for NHP and is accredited to ISO 17043:2010. The laboratory provides scientific and technical assistance and training to personnel from diagnostic laboratories in the United States of America and other OIE Members.

    Rabies

    Dr Shrikrishna Isloor
    OIE Twinned KVAFSU-CVA Rabies Diagnostic Laboratory
    Department of Microbiology
    Veterinary College
    Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU)
    Hebbal, Bangalore 560024
    INDIA
    Tel.: +91 80 29 53 22 87
    E-mail: rdlkvafsucva@gmail.com

    This new OIE Reference Laboratory will serve the needs of animal rabies research-related activities and act as a centre of excellence in animal rabies, with the main areas of focus being diagnosis of animal rabies and surveillance. It will undertake statutory diagnostic services and provide support to research projects for rabies in the region. The expertise available at the laboratory could provide international test and disease consultancy services. The laboratory is also committed to offering in-house or outreach training in diagnostics and epidemiology as a tool for designing and improving control measures. In addition to activities in the area of diagnosis and control of rabies in animals, the OIE Reference Laboratory will also offer consultancy and training, quality-assurance testing, inter-laboratory comparisons, and provide assistance for the development of quality standards in the region. Training can be provided on site or can be organised in the other regional laboratories or veterinary universities. Such training can cover various diagnostic approaches, including immunological, molecular and cell culture methods, epidemiology and to inform strategies for active surveillance followed by the evaluation of rabies control strategies. The laboratory may also collaborate with the public and private sectors in the field of the development and evaluation of diagnostic assays and applied research.

    Rinderpest


    Dr Wei Jia
    USDA–APHIS–VS–NVSL
    Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (FADDL)
    Plum Island Animal Disease Center
    PO Box 848
    Greenport, New York 11944
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    Tel.: +1 631 323 33 44
    E-mail: wei.jia@usda.gov
    Website: www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/lab-info-services/sa_about_nvsl/ct_about_faddl

    This new OIE Reference Laboratory is the only laboratory approved to perform rinderpest monitoring and confirmatory diagnosis in the United States of America. The FADDL also manages an OIE/FAO Rinderpest Holding Facility (RHF). To support global rinderpest freedom efforts, FADDL developed non-infectious rinderpest positive controls and sample proficiency testing panels, which are not derived from live rinderpest virus (RPV) and distinguishable from wild RPV and can help diagnostic laboratories maintain rinderpest diagnostic capabilities without using live virus. The Reference Laboratory will further assist the OIE in maintaining global freedom from rinderpest by providing services such as RPV sequestration, rinderpest confirmatory testing, harmonisation and validation of testing methods, and proficiency testing to RHFs and other laboratories in Members.

  • New OIE Collaborating Centres

    Continuing education and veterinary capacity building

    cc tunisCentre national de veille zoosanitaire (CNVZ)
    38, avenue Charles Nicolle
    Cité Mahrajène 1082
    Tunis
    TUNISIA
    Tel.: +216 71 84 97 90 / 71 84 98 12
    E-mail: bo.cnvz@iresa.agrinet.tn
    Website: www.cnvz.agrinet.tn

    The CNVZ is a public institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources of Tunisia. In addition to its animal disease watch and surveillance missions, it offers expertise in the field of postgraduate training and veterinary capacity building, particularly in training tools using a competency-based approach. The CNVZ is ready to promote continuing education for Veterinary Services and to provide technical and educational assistance in developing and managing training mechanisms for OIE Members. The OIE Collaborating Centre will support the activities of the OIE Platform for the Training of Veterinary Services.

    Quality management systems

    cc UAEVeterinary Laboratories Division
    Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA)

    PO Box 52150
    Mohammed Bin Zayed City
    Capital Mall
    Abu Dhabi
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
    Tel.: +971 2 818 1410
    E-mail: Salama.almuhairi@adafsa.gov.ae

    The ADAFSA Veterinary Laboratories Division is a government diagnostic and research laboratory with extensive experience in quality management systems. It is accredited and certified for several standards, including ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (laboratory management systems), ISO 22301:2012 (business continuity management systems), and PAS 99 (integrated management systems). In addition to its work on quality management systems in veterinary laboratories, ADAFSA Veterinary Laboratories Division participates in national and international activities in the field of animal health. As an OIE Collaborating Centre, the ADAFSA Veterinary Laboratories Division will share its experience and knowledge of quality management systems and business continuity and will provide training to other laboratories and institutes to implement OIE standards related to quality management systems and sustainability. It will also use its expertise to support the OIE effort to implement its strategic goals related to the capacity and sustainability of veterinary laboratories.