Pan American Center for Food-and-Mouth Disease and Veterinary Public Health

The Pan American Center for Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Veterinary Public Health of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PANAFTOSA/VPH-PAHO/WHO) was established in 1951 based on an agreement between the Organization of American States (OAS), the Pan American Sanitary Bureau (PASB), and the Brazilian Government as the first and only FMD-specialized center of the Americas. Its mission is to provide technical cooperation to the countries of the region in the organization in the development and strengthening of national FMD prevention, control, and eradication programs.

Veterinary Public Health