New call for Proposals//at Evaluating the performance of surveillance for clinical FMD among small ruminants
The European Commission for the control of foot-and-mouth disease (EuFMD) is launching the 8th call for application of the EuFMD Fund for Applied Research (FAR).
The EuFMD FAR aims to support small and applied research projects to improve the surveillance, risk analysis or reduction, and preparedness for FMD and similar transboundary animal diseases. The themes of the EuFMD FAR calls for application are identified by the EuFMD Standing Technical Committee, and the Special Committee on Surveillance and Applied Research as key research gaps to be addressed.
On January 22, the AgResults Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Vaccine Challenge Project, which uses a prize competition to support the development and uptake of high-quality FMD vaccines tailored for Eastern Africa, officially launched. Two launch events took place during the EuFMD Global Vaccine Security Meeting and brought together stakeholders from the animal health industry to recognize the project’s potential.
Held at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters in Rome, a daytime session included presentations from the Pirbright Institute, AgResults, and GALVmed about the project’s goals and approach. In attendance were animal health companies from around the world interested in participating in the competition and developing new FMD vaccines. After the presentations, potential competitors had a chance to ask questions and learn more about the prize structure and timeline.
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