FAO organizes its third Africa ECTAD regional meeting in Egypt


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) Programme held its 3rd Africa-wide regional meeting in Cairo, Egypt from 2 to 5 July. More than 90 ECTAD staff representing 16 country offices where the ECTAD program is established, as well as staff from FAO Headquarters, the Regional Office for Africa and the Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa attended the event.


Découvrez le Rapport annuel 2017 de l'OIE

Afin de protéger les animaux et ce faisant de préserver notre avenir, l'Organisation mondiale de la santé animale (OIE) a œuvré en 2017 au côté de ses 181 Pays membres pour contrôler les risques de santé animale, communiquer en toute transparence et renforcer la résilience des systèmes de santé animale, trois axes qui sont les 3 objectifs principaux de son 6e Plan stratégique. Ce rapport annuel passe en revue les progrès réalisés l'année passée.

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Five Ways the Animal Health Industry is Tackling AMR

The World Health Organization (WHO) identifies antibiotic resistance (AMR) as one of the biggest dangers to global health. It threatens our ability to treat even common infectious diseases and puts millions at risk.

As Carel du Marhcie Sarvaas, HealthforAnimals Executive Director, stressed in a recent article in The Independent “The health of humans and animals remains intrinsically linked. It is in the interests of both humans and animals that together we tackle antibiotic resistance.”


Stopping avian influenza at source in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza were confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in June 2017. Rapid deployment of specialist equipment and resources from FAO’s emergency equipment stockpile was instrumental in bringing the outbreak under control and reducing its impact.


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