The economic impact of PPR outbreaks, including production losses and disease control costs for Africa is estimated to be USD 147 million per year (13). Past efforts to control the disease were disjointed and did not yield the much needed traction to contain the spread of PPR. This will not be realized by chance. In the wake of this realization, the African Union Commission, through the African Union Inter-african Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and the African Union Pan-African Vaccine Centre (AU-PANVAC), has coordinated the development of the Pan-African Strategy for the Control and Eradication of PPR. This is a fifteen year blueprint for Africa that is designed to build on past achievements and experiences, harness the available human and institutional resources and capacities, mobilize the financial resources and galvanize the necessary partnerships and political support to focus on the control and eradication of PPR.

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