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The Southeast Asia Foot and Mouth Disease Campaign (SEAFMD) involves the coordinated control of Foot and Mouth Disease by eight countries in the ASEAN region. These countries are Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The campaign is coordinated through an OIE (Office International des Epizooties) Regional Coordination Unit in Bangkok with the generous support of the Australian Government's overseas aid program, administered by AusAID.

News and Events

FMD at a Glance in 2008
During the year, Southeast Asia has seen a reduction in the number of FMD outbreaks as well as in serotypes and topotypes circulating in the Region, compared to 2007. Read more...
Regional Reference Laboratory for FMD in South East Asia FMD in Pakchong – First OIE Reference Laboratory
The OIE Biological Standards Commission has accepted the application of the South East Asia FMD Regional Reference Laboratory (RRL) in Pakchong, Thailand, as an OIE Reference Laboratory for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). Read more...
Partnerships with stakeholders
Over the past few years, experiences in Southeast Asia and other parts of the world have shown that the support from stakeholders is crucial to the success of controlling FMD, Avian Influenza, and other trans-boundary animal diseases. Read more...
Requisites to defeat FMD
Achieving freedom from FMD is likened to winning a battle. It is a goal that can only be achieved when guided by the right strategy and effective operational plan. And seeking to defeat the enemy requires the highest level of commitment and passion from all who are involved. Read more...
FMD and the need for Poverty Alleviation in Cambodia
On a field investigation to Kandal Province in Cambodia last year, SEAFMD had a first hand view on the economic impact of FMD on a family in Presksho village. Mrs Vuch Lim’s six cows were all affected by FMD which severely impacted on her family financially. Find out more about how a small farmer copes with FMD. Read more...
7th Lower Mekong Working Group
The 7th Meeting of the Lower Mekong Working Group (LMWG) for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Animal Movement Management was held from the 6th to 7th November, 2008 in the beautiful area of Pakse, in Southern Lao PDR. Read more...
Latest News on FMD
Click here to find out the latest news items about FMD. Read more...
Animal Health Communications - essential to disease control….
The OIE SEAFMD Campaign Communications Workshop was held on the 26th and 27th of February, 2008 in Manila, Philippines. Participants brought to the workshop a breadth of experience, lessons and enthusiasm which were shared and discussed at length. Read more...
Risk Assessment on the Cross border spread of FMD and CSF in South East Asia
A qualitative risk assessment was conducted to examine the risk factors involved in the cross border spread of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Classical Swine Fever (CSF) in mainland Southeast Asia. The study considered the traditional movement patterns of livestock and livestock products between Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam; the drivers of these movements in the region; and the intrinsic features of CSF and FMD viruses. Read more...
SEAFMD 2020 Roadmap - a pathway to the future...
A Roadmap to achieve FMD Freedom with vaccination for Southeast Asia by the Year 2020 was endorsed at the 13th Meeting of the OIE Sub-Commission. The SEAFMD 2020 Roadmap provides a long-term strategy applying a progressive zoning approach to control and eradicate FMD in the region and identified crucial inputs to achieve it. Read more...

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