Mediterranean Zoonoses Control Programme (MZCP)
of the World Health Organization

An interregional (Mediterranean and Middle East) Programme on Zoonoses and Foodborne Diseases prevention, surveillance and control through intersectoral collaboration and coordination.

Main objectives of the Programme:

  • promoting programmes for the prevention;
  • surveillance and control of zoonoses and related foodborne diseases;
  • strengthening collaboration between animals and public health services;
  • implementing training activities;
  • promoting veterinary public health activities and public health education; and
  • fostering collaboration among Member Countries.

Participating Countries
Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Lebanon, Kuwait, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic and Turkey

Associated Countries
Algeria, Italy, Jordan, Malta, Morocco and Tunisia.

Governing Body
The Joint Coordinating Committee

Coordinating & Managing Office
The WHO/Mediterranean Zoonoses Control Centre based in Athens, Greece

Zoonoses of Major Interest in the Mediterranean and Middle East Regions
Brucellosis, Cystic Echinococcosis, Leishmaniasis, Rabies and Foodborne Zoonotic Diseases.
The MZCP is guided by WHO/Headquarters, Geneva, closely collaborates with the WHO-Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Cairo, Egypt, and a network of specialized WHO & MZCP-Collaborating Institutions as well as with FAO and OIE.
The Programme depends on the annual contributions of its participating States and on the contributions in kind (technical, scientific etc.) of its collaborating institutions.

Contact details
WHO/Mediterranean Zoonoses Control Centre
24, Stournari str.
GR-10682 Athens, Greece
Tel: +30 210 3815179 and/or +30 210 3814703
Fax: +30 210 3814340
E-mail: mzcc@ath.forthnet.gr