Animal Health Officer
Andriy Rozstalnyy is a veterinarian with a PhD in Veterinary Pathology from National Agricultural University of Ukraine. He joined the Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations (FAO) at its Subregional Office for Central and Eastern Europe in Hungary in 2005. Dr Rozstalnyy contributed to the development and implementation of FAO animal health and livestock development programmes in Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and Central Asia countries. Dr Rozstalnyy developed and supervised the implementation a number of FAO Technical Cooperation Programmes (TCPs) and projects funded by development partners on capacity development of veterinary services for emergency preparedness and risk management of high impact transboundary animal diseases (TADs) and zoonoses. Since emergence of African swine fever (ASF) genotype II in 2007, he has been part of a team leading FAO’s assistance in ASF control in Eastern Europe. In 2018 Dr Rozstalnyy joined the Emergency Prevention System for Animal Health (EMPRES-AH) at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy to develop policies and strategies for prevention and control of priority TADs such as FMD, LSD, ASF and HPAI and provides assistance in the delivery of EMPRES programme. He leads FAO works on ASF prevention and control including within GF-TADs Global Initiative on ASF control jointly launched by FAO and OIE in 2020.