Stop ASF: Public and private partnering for success


Keith Sumption


Chief Veterinary Officer


Mr Keith Sumption, Chief Veterinary Officer of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (CVO-FAO) , Leader of the Animal Health Programme (NSAH), and Director of the Joint Centre for Zoonoses and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) (CJWZ). He has worked on disease ecology at the interaction of wildlife, domestic and the environment for more than 30 years, from initial studies on how disease can affect ecosystem balances (for his first degree in Ecology) , through PhD studies on African Swine Fever in wild and domestic hosts in southern Africa, and more than 17 years of management of epizootic diseases (Foot-and-mouth disease, FMD) in the wildlife –domestic interface as Secretary for the European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD) Commission based in FAO. Since June 2020 he has been CVO for FAO, and since July, the Director of FAO’s Centre for Zoonoses and AMR (CJWZ) , and leader of FAO’s animal health service.

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