From: TSS ()
Subject: OIE Global Animal Health Initiative: The Way Backward
Date: November 13, 2007 at 8:43 am PST
OIE Global Animal Health Initiative: The Way Forward ???
Joint OIE/WB Press Release
The World Bank and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
co-organised a Conference on “Global Animal Health Initiative: the Way
Forward” in collaboration with the FAO at the World Bank Headquarters in
Washington DC (USA), October 9, 10 and 11 2007.
“Quite apart from avian influenza, emerging animal diseases, three quarters
of which are zoonotic, are set to become more and more part of the world
landscape. In response to these major health risks, the international
community will be required to take an increasingly active long-term role in
a global system of animal disease prevention and control. As a first step
toward this ambitious objective, the World Bank is supporting the OIE
through a Development Grant Facility” Dr. François Le Gall, World Bank.
The specific objective of this World Bank Grant is to contribute to (i) the
awareness at national and international levels on the importance of these
animal diseases of global importance and the Global Public Good nature of
their prevention and control, (ii) the continuing strengthening of the
collaboration between public health and animal health key players as well as
with the private sector, (iii) the enhancement of national capacity with the
improvement of the quality of their Veterinary Services, and (iv) the
leveraging of funds toward these specific objectives
SO, in my opinion, it seems the OIE's way forward is for countries like the
USA, that wants the OIE Gold Card, simply to not document and report
any disease that may do harm to the precious commodities and futures. IF
that is not the case, why is it other countries report there NOR-98 atypical
scrapie cases and there H-BASE atypical BSE cases with full report, but the
USDA et al have yet to be documented on the OIE page. I find this odd to say
the least, BUT i guess it's there 'way forward'. I call it going backwards.
but there only fooling themselves, while playing there poker game with human
health and TSE. however, once again i ask, why have the USA 5 documented
cases of the Nor-98, and or the two h-BASE atypical BSE cases, not been
reported on the OIE weekly disease notice ???
(Adopted by the International Committee of the OIE on 23 May 2006)
11. Information published by the OIE is derived from appropriate
declarations made by the official Veterinary Services of Member Countries.
The OIE is not responsible for inaccurate publication of country disease
status based on
inaccurate information or changes in epidemiological status or other
significant events that were not
promptly reported to then Central Bureau............
WHAT this OIE gold stamp actually means, you can get this stamp of approval
simply by what ever data you submit,
no matter how false it may be, simple as that, and we know just how honest
this administration has been in the past.
it was about nothing more than trade, commodities and futures.
please see full text here ;
BSE BASE MAD COW TESTING TEXAS, USA, AND CANADA, A REVIEW OF SORTS
MADCOW USDA the untold story
MADCOW USDA the untold story continued
USA NOR-98 SCRAPIE UPDATE AUGUST 31, 2007 RISES TO 5 DOCUMENTED CASES