A successful Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) meeting was held in ILRI-Addis on the 25-26 Jan, 2013. The meeting was sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), German and international development cooperation (GTZ) and the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program.
The purpose of the meeting was to assess the current status of CBPP what is known, what is unknown and what do we need to know in order to better control the disease in Africa, with a view to developing a consortium approach to research on the disease.
Participants included CBPP researchers, researchers active in related fields of diagnostic assay and vaccine development, and representatives of the BMGF, GALVmed and Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre of the African Union (AU-PANVAC).
The topics covered included reports from national organizations on CBPP control efforts, research updates and general discussions on what is required to control and ultimately eradicate CBPP from Africa.
The meeting was organized by Jores Joerg, ILRI scientist and Samuel Thevasagayam from the BMGF.
Content credit: Phil Toye, ILRI scientist