Dr Rocio Campuzano Hernandez, officially joined the team of the OIE Regional Representation for the Americas on 10 May 2021, to assume the position of Regional Project Officer for GF TADs, focusing her work on African Swine Fever and also other priority diseases for the region (Foot and Mouth Disease, Classical Swine Fever and Screwworm). She will carry out his activities from the OIE Sub Regional Office located in Panama.
Zootechnical Veterinarian, graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Before her arrival at the OIE, Dr Campuzano worked in various areas at the Mexican National Service for Agri-Food Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA), as head of department and deputy director of the Mexico-United States Commission for the Prevention of Foot and Mouth Disease and other Exotic Animal Diseases (CPA); she was also head and deputy director of the Imports Department. She also participated in the Operational Diagnostic Programme at the CPA and in the Operational Programme of Substantive Functions, in the Directorate of Projects and Institutional Development, within the framework of the collaboration agreement with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA).
Dr Campuzano also participated in the coordination of official SENASICA activities in different international equestrian events such as the Longines Global Champions Tour, the Central American and Caribbean Games (Xalapa, 2014) and the Pan American Games (Guadalajara, 2011).
In 2006, she was commissioned by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), as Regional Coordinator for Central America of the TCP/RLA/3104 Project “Emergency assistance for the early detection of avian influenza”.