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    Veterinary and veterinary paraprofessional education

    The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) developed the following documents to support its Members with the provision of high-quality veterinary and veterinary paraprofessional education:
    WOAH Recommendations on the competencies of graduating veterinarians (‘Day 1 graduates’) WOAH Guidelines on Veterinary Education core curriculum
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    This set of Recommendations provides an overview of the competencies necessary for the Day-1 veterinary graduate to be adequately prepared to participate in national Veterinary Services at the entry-level. These Guidelines are meant to serve as a tool for Veterinary Education institutions in WOAH Members to use when developing curricula to educate veterinary students to the expected level of competency.


    WOAH Guide to Veterinary Education Twinning Projects  
    twinning A Veterinary Education Establishment (VEE) Twinning Programme was established to create the opportunity for a ‘beneficiary’ VEE wishing to improve its performance, to link with a ‘parent’ VEE in a formal partnership to address specific, agreed upon targets for curriculum development and other aspects of educational capacity building, with WOAH support.


    WOAH Competency Guidelines for Veterinary Paraprofessionals WOAH Curricula Guidelines for Veterinary Paraprofessionals
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    WOAH Guide to Veterinary Statutory Body Twinning Projects  
    vsb A Veterinary Statutory Body (VSB) Twinning Programme was established to create the opportunity for a ‘beneficiary’ VSB wishing to improve its performance, to link with a ‘parent’ VSB in a formal partnership to address specific, agreed upon targets for improvement.

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    WOAH Collaborating Centres on Training and Education

    Continuing Education and Veterinary Capacity Building

    Day-One Veterinary Competencies and Continuing Education

    Training Official Veterinarians (Africa)

    Training Official Veterinarians (Europe)

    Training of Veterinary Services

    • Centro Buenos Aires para la Capacitación de los Servicios Veterinarios
      Av. Paseo Colón 367, Piso 4.º
      CP: ACD1063.
      Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
      Tel.: +54 11 4121 5340 / +54-11 4121 5402

    Veterinary Services Capacity Building (Americas)

    • Center for Animal Health and Food Safety
      University of Minnesota
      136 Andrew Boss Laboratory
      1354 Eckles Avenue
      St Paul, Minnesota 55108
      Tel.: +1 612 625 87 09

    Veterinary Services Capacity Building (Asia, the Far East and Oceania)

    • Division of International Livestock Cooperation
      Department of Livestock Development
      69/1 Phaya Thai Road
      Bangkok 10400
      Tel.: +66 26 53 44 44

    Veterinary Training and Capacity Building

    More information on WOAH Collaborating Centres

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    Guidelines for the development of OIE online modules: core requirement

    Published by the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE)

    Version 1.0. Updated 1 September 2021

    With the support of its Collaborating Centres on Training and Education, WOAH has produced its first Training Guidelines. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide a framework for the development of quality eLearning modules for the WOAH Platform for the Training of Veterinary Services. They can also be used by any education provider or country to develop their own eLearning modules.

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    Veterinary workforce development: Strengthening national Veterinary Services

    The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) Regional Representation for Asia and the Pacific developed an awareness-raising video for veterinary service personnel and stakeholders, explaining the need for veterinary workforce planning and development.

    Inspired by regional workshops on the veterinary workforce and veterinary paraprofessionals, the video includes statements from valued colleagues.

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    Strategic Partnership for Health Security and Emergency Preparedness (SPH) Portal

    The SPH Portal is an interactive digital platform that facilitates the sharing and exchange of information on multisectoral health security investments, activities and capacities on a national, regional and global scale.

    [ Access the SPH Portal on the World Health Organization (WHO) extranet site ]

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    The WOAH Database of Public–Private Partnerships

    This collaborative database presents examples of Public–Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the veterinary domain, which have been shared with the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) by those who developed these partnerships.

    [ Access the database ]

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    Taking a multisectoral, One Health approach: A tripartite guide to addressing zoonotic diseases in countries

    Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Organisation for Animal Health & the World Health Organization


    166 pages
    ISBN 978-92-9-511504-0

    A multidisciplinary and multisectoral collaboration, through a One Health approach, is required to effectively prepare for, detect, assess, and respond to emerging and endemic zoonotic diseases.

    However, external and internal health system evaluations continue to identify major gaps in capacity to implement multisectoral and multidisciplinary collaboration within and between many countries, and countries are asking for support from the Tripartite (1) to fill these gaps. This guide is the response to those requests.


    (1) The Tripartite is composed of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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    Development of an OIE harmonized Day 1 Competency-based Veterinary School Curriculum in Ethiopia: A partnership model for curriculum evaluation and implementation

    Authors: Armando E. Hoet, Emily E. Feyes, Tsegaw Fentie, Achenef Melaku, Seleshe Nigatu, Suzanne Tomasi, Ross Coniglio, Jeanette O’Quin, Jason W. Stull, Wondwossen Gebreyes & Amanda M. Berrian

    Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
    Volume 47, Issue s1, pp. 8-19

    September 2020

    The University of Gondar College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, Ethiopia, and the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, United States of America, developed an objective methodology to assess the curriculum of veterinary institutions and implement changes to create a curriculum that is harmonised with the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) standards while also covering the needs and realities of Gondar and Ethiopia. The process, developed under the sponsorship of the WOAH Veterinary Education Twinning Programme, is outlined in this article with the hope that it can be applied by other countries wishing to improve national veterinary services through the improvement of their academic programmes.

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    IHR-PVS National Bridging Workshops

    IHR-PVS National Bridging Workshops (abbreviated NBW) are three-day events facilitated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) bringing together 50-to-80 participants from public health and from animal health services.

    The objective of the workshops is to analyse and improve the collaboration between the two sectors in the prevention, detection and response to zoonotic diseases and other health events at the animal–human interface (food safety, food security, antimicrobial resistance).

    [ Access the NBW portal on the WHO extranet site ]