During the committee, together with local actors and partners, the specific role of Arnaud Orelle was to define the short-term priorities to support laboratoires from the region, as well as reviewing the on-going activities and actions.

Besides, taking into account the international sanitary crisis due to Ebola virus, a review of current initiated actions within the network and by countries was performed, and the short-term strategy to implement was discussed (mobile laboratory)

The committee gathered experts from 5 members states of COI, responsibles from COI, responsibles from animal health surveillance, responsibles from laboratories, responsibles from Vector control and representatives from partners of the project (WHOIPMCIRE Océan indien).