Welcome To AU-PANVAC
The Pan African Veterinary Center of the African Union (AU-PANVAC) is a specialized technical office of the African Union Commission under the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture. AU-PANVAC is the only AU Organization mandated to provide International Independent Quality Control of all Veterinary Vaccines either produced or imported into Africa; and the production of Essential biological reagents for animal disease diagnosis and surveillance.
On Friday the 17th of May 2019, AU-PANVAC received a delegation of Diplomats from NYANSAPO College of Ghana. The team was led by H.E Ambassador Nana Bema Kumi, Vice Rector, in their
Thursday May 16, 2019 marks another important date at AU-PANVAC as a team of External Auditors arrived the Premises from the Ethiopian National Accreditation Office (ENAO) to conduct a Mandatory Audit with
The newly acquired Toyota Pickup Arrived at the AU-PANVAC Premises on the 7th of April 2019. It was warmly received by All AU-PANVAC staff, a ceremony Chaired by Dr. Nick Nwankpa, the
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia- 3rd April 2019 – A handover ceremony was held today at the African Union Commission (AUC) Headquarters for the Basis of Design (BOD) for the new AU-Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (AU-PANVAC) laboratory facility.
One of the important Core Values upheld at AU- PANVAC as an organisation is the continuous capacity building of staff personnel through trainings, workshops and seminars among others.
A joint mission to AU-PANVAC was conducted by the general director and the head of vaccine service IRED, Dr. Mahamat Moussa Yacoub and the President of the wholesalers’ association and Director General
Ceremony for the Inauguration of the AU Continental Vaccine Bank, AU-PANVAC
The Africa Union Continental Vaccine bank was inaugurated on Wednesday, 31st January at the AU-PANVAC facility. The AUC Chairperson H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat, graced the occasion which was attended by dignitaries from different Africa Union member states, representatives from all the major vaccine producing institutes in Africa and representatives from partners including FAO and OIE.
THE HAND OVER CEREMONY OF THE BASIS OF DESIGN (BOD) FOR THE NEW ARICAN UNION PAN AFRICAN VETERINARY VACCINE CENTRE (AU-PANVAC) LABORATORY FACILITY
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia- 3rd April 2019 – A handover ceremony was held today at the African Union Commission (AUC) Headquarters for the Basis of Design (BOD) for the new AU-Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (AU-PANVAC) laboratory facility. United States of America’s Ambassador to the AU, H.E. Mrs Mary Beth Leonard, handed over the BOD to African Union Commission AUC’s Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, H.E. Amb. Josefa Sacko.
Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), is a contagious and often fatal disease affecting sheep and goats that is currently endemic in Africa, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and China. Understanding the molecular epidemiology and evolution of PPR virus (PPRV) can assist in the control of the transboundary spread of this economically important disease. Here we report the isolation of a PPRV from pathological and swab samples collected from goats in Liberia, West Africa in July 2015.More info →
Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), The causal agent is peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV), which belongs to the genus Morbillivirus in the family Paramyxoviridae. This genus also includes measles virus (MV), canine distemper virus (CDV) and rinderpest virus (RPV). All are closely related viruses with serological cross reactivity. In this study, we have developed a Luciferase Immunoprecipitation System (LIPS) for the rapid detection of antibodies against PPRV in serum samples and for specific differentiation from antibodies against RPV.More info →
Rinderpest, the most dreaded disease of cattle, originated as far back as the domestication of cattle, occurring in Asia more than 10,000 years ago. It has been the main preoccupation of Veterinary Service activities for many centuries and was the major motivation for establishing the first veterinary school in Lyon, France, in 1761. Gaining control of the disease was the impetus for the founding of many regional and international organizations (including the World Organization for Animal Health) .More info →