August 18, 2021
Latin America crisis committee formed to combat ASF
A total of 22 organisations from 18 Latin American countries have formed a continent-wide committee to prevent the entry of African swine fever (ASF) into the region.
This development came following the entry of ASF into the Americas with the confirmation of the disease in the Dominican Republic.
The ASF LatAm Crisis Committee will work collaboratively to strengthen health advocacy in the continent at the private level. One of its initiatives was the establishment of a multinational community and intra-sectoral awareness campaign on the importance of preventive care in different areas. The campaign will be launched soon and involve actions with producers and social and government leaders from the different areas of the nations involved.
Brazil, Mexico and Argentina are some of the many countries that are part of the new committee.