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  • Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia accredited free from rinderpest by the OIE.
  • Eleven other African countries (Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Niger, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Comoros and Sao Tome and Principe) supported and guided in the preparation of dossiers for the accreditation of freedom from rinderpest.
  • Rinderpest eradicated from Africa with final verification by FAO-OIE experts underway pending global eradication declaration in 2011 by FAO and OIE.
  • Exit strategy that includes emergency preparedness and contingency plans for rinderpest prepared.
  • Epidemio-surveillance systems strengthened and now able to serve as the foundation and model for the control of other TADs.
  • History of rinderpest eradication from Africa fully documented, including the lessons learnt and potential use as an advocacy tool for further investment in the control and eradication of other TADs.