News & Updates

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Important News

  • New education programs in new locations and different languages
  • Dates and final details about the progress of planned courses
  • – New partner organizations
    – Assistance to participants
    – Supporting course material


January 2021:

The WVEPAH team is pleased to announce its courses in 2021 will take place online. And so life goes on!

The courses offered are:

  • Module I: Key Disciplines in Poultry Health/Regulation Module OIE-WOAH. Available in three languages: English, French and Spanish.
  • Two Module II Courses:
    • Layers (in English)
    • Broilers (in Spanish)

We take this opportunity to remind you that the Module I course registrations have been open since 4th January 2021.

The registration period opens on the course start date and closes 15 days before the first LIVE session. Thus, the live exchanges between the Course Masters and participants will be fully effective.

For more information, please see the information in the ‘Courses’ section of the website.

May this new year be synonymous for you with professional success, personal development and health.


28th October 2020:
New distance learning platform from 2021!

The WVEPAH, as with all academic institutions, has had to adapt to the global health situation and travel restrictions. Therefore, for 2021, the WVEPAH will move its teaching platform online.

The WVEPAH’s first commitment is to maintain the quality of education. The specialist teachers (Course Masters), who have formed the teaching staff since courses began in 2014, will not change.

During 2021, course modules will no longer be attached to a specific location. This will allow all future students, no matter the language of instruction (English, French or Spanish), to access the courses. Students will be able to study at their own pace, in the environment of their choosing and according to their availability. Not having to travel will not only reduce the health risks associated with COVID, but also the costs for students from transport, accommodation and meals.

The primary objective of improving and validating the expertise of veterinarians in poultry medicine remains the same. Each 8-10 hour block of pre-recorded lessons will be followed by a 2 hour session with the teachers via Zoom.
The courses are open to students of all nationalities and not restricted to a geographical area. The OIE part of the courses has not changed. 

Module I (Key Disciplines in Poultry Health/Regulation Module OIE-WOAH) will be a prerequisite for the specialized Module II courses (broilers, layers, turkeys etc.). There will only be one exam at the end of Module II. This exam of 100 multiple choice questions will cover the syllabuses of both modules. A transition solution is planned for those who have already completed a Module II course without having done Module I and who wish to receive certification.

The diploma issued by the University of Luxembourg to students who have passed the exam will retain the same value, so the prerequisites for those wishing to participate remain the same.

The constant concern for the WVEPAH is to offer participants the best training at the best cost. Distance learning creates logistical and technical costs for the WVEPAH, as well as savings related to the lack of travel. The new prices reflect this balance and, given the current economic situation, the overall cost of WVEPAH courses has thus been significantly reduced for participants.


6th July 2020:
New distance learning platform coming soon!

The WVEPAH is pleased to announce that online courses will soon be available. This flexible structure should make the course much more accessible to participants from all over the world, including regions where internet speeds might be insufficient. In such cases, the connection will be tested in advance of the live component and, in case of a problem, alternative solutions will be explored.

This new structure has been introduced in the context of COVID 19, but will remain in place thereafter.

The courses will correspond exactly to the traditional residential structure delivered previously: they will be given by the same teachers and the proposed content and teaching material will be the same.

The Module I: Key Disciplines in Poultry Health/Regulation Module OIE-WOAH will be offered exclusively via webinars, structured as follows:

  • 70 hours of pre-recorded material. The videos and teaching materials prepared by each Course Master will be available to be viewed at the pace and convenience of each participant.
  • 10 hours of live interaction with the Course Masters which will allow participants to ask questions and comment on clinical cases during weekly 2-hour Saturday sessions.
  • An official exam will be organized during each specialized Module II course.

The various specialized Module II: Broilers, Egg Layers, Turkey or Waterfowl courses will be structured as follows:

  • 35 hours of pre-recorded material, following the principles stated above.
  • A one week (35 hours) long residential course. These will be organized so as to give priority to practical work, visits to the facilities linked to the course and interactions between Course Masters and participants.
  • The official end-of-course exam will cover content from Modules I and II.

For all courses a forum will be open for a fixed period of time, during which all participants will be able to ask questions and see the answers provided to their fellow course participants’ questions.

The participants who have successfully passed the Module I and Module II exams and have presented the required clinical cases, will be eligible for the ‘Certificate in Animal Health: Poultry Production’ diploma, awarded by the University of Luxembourg, with the regulatory aspects validated worldwide by the OIE.

This structure, by using new teaching methods, allows everyone to study at their own pace while keeping the conviviality of WVEPAH courses through virtual face-to-face meetings. It should also allow for a greater number of professionals to participate due to the significant reduction in travel and accommodation costs.

More details will be provided soon.


23rd June 2020:
The following module planned for 2020 has been postponed until 2021 due to the global situation with Covid-19. We apologise for any inconvenience and will confirm new dates as soon as possible.
Broilers in Guadalajara, Mexico


 9th June 2020:
The following modules planned for 2020 have been postponed until 2021 due to the global situation with Covid-19. We apologise for any inconvenience and will confirm new dates as soon as possible.
Module I in Dakar, Senegal
Layers in Nairobi, Kenya
Broilers in Los Baños, Philippines

12th March 2020:

Dear colleagues,

Following the World Health Organization’s declaration of a pandemic, and the health advice and travel restrictions between countries, we are obliged to postpone the WVEPAH-OIE training session scheduled for 23rd March to 3rd April 2020.

Though the risk from contamination for an individual in good health is very limited, the risk of spreading the virus through travel is notable, and with serious consequences for the elderly or those with underlying health conditions, which further obliges us to make this difficult decision.

Depending on the political handling of the situation, the closing of borders etc. and, as with the flu, the movement to the endemic stage of the pandemic, we plan to hold the session from 1st June to 12th June 2020, which gives us two and a half months to further review as necessary.

We will confirm these dates as soon as possible.

We apologise for this inconvenience, albeit beyond our control.

Best regards,
Dr. Pierre Cadot
WVEPAH Director


26th February 2020:
The planned June 2020 Broilers module in Almaty, Kazakhstan has been postponed.

Information on upcoming courses:

Scheduled for 2020:

General Module I in French in Dakar, Senegal, postponed until 2021
Layers in English in Nairobi, Kenya, postponed until September 2021
Broilers in English in Los Baños, Philippines, postponed until October 2021
Broilers in Spanish in Guadalajara, Mexico, postponed until November/December 2021
Broilers in English/ Russian translation, place and date to be confirmed


Information concerning the diploma

Graduates (listed by nationality):

Dr. Mohamed Amine Bouderbal
Dr. Salim Zaidi

Burkina Faso
Dr. Souleymane Guiro
Dr. Lalé Nébié

Dr. Florent Messomo
Dr. Fleurette Amélie Nleme
Dr. André Noufele
Dr. Antoinette Difo Espe Tsangue
Dr. Frank Dupleix Wouembe Khalan
Dr. Henry René Zambou

Dr. Ramy Mohamed Abdallh Alazounni
Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Abdelkhalek
Dr. Amr Ali Ahmed El Shemy
Dr. Mahmoud Saad Mohamed Elrami
Dr. Ahmed Abdalla Mohamed Ahmed Ahmed
Dr. Ahmed Ali Mohamed Elshabrawy
Dr. Ahmed Qandil
Dr. Ahmed Galal Zaky

Dr. Reza Karim Bentaleb
Dr. Sophie Lagadec-Pelle

Dr. Dimitrios Koutsianos

Ivory Coast
Dr. Zahou Boris-Arnaud Bitty

Dr. Shadi Nayef Odeh Amareen

Dr. Naltiana Rakotondrabe

Dr. Sidi Traore

Dr. Driss Bengoumi
Dr. El Bachir Erraji

Dr. Tomasz Dzieciolowski

Dr. Geoffroy Djossa
Dr. Franckin Noel Jaovelo
Dr. Mahamat Mazra
Dr. René Karim Ndiaye
Dr. Gana Pené
Dr. Omar Thiam
Dr. Jean de Capistan Zanmenou

Dr. Imadeldeen Abdaislam Alagib Adam

Dr. Omar Abbes
Dr. Radhouane Ben Haddada
Dr. Wafa Ben Hamouda
Dr. Zied Chtioui
Dr. Said Jaajaa
Dr. Khaled Kaboudi
Dr. Kamel Melki
Dr. Ahmed Rejeb

United Arab Emirates
Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Maghawry

United Kingdom
Dr. Laura Fleming