Dr Mariana Marrana is a Programme Manager at the Preparedness and Resilience Department of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). She graduated from the University of Porto, in Portugal, with a master’s degree in veterinary medicine focused on public health. After a period working in the domain of food safety in Portugal, 5 years ago Dr. Marrana joined the OIE Programmes Department. Today, she is the Coordinator of the OIE Laboratory Twinning Programme, the Co-Secretariat for the FAO-OIE Joint Rinderpest Secretariat, and the contact person for emergency management matters. Dr. Marrana has a keen interest in preventive veterinary medicine and sustainability of health systems, and is due to start her Doctoral research programme after this summer.
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The global eradication of Rinderpest gives reason to be optimistic when it comes to fighting infectious animal diseases. While the recent Covid-19 pandemic has shown the devastating impact emerging infectious diseases can have, it is also a reminder of the critical role vaccines can play in...