4 Dec 2023

Asia United for Animal Health and Welfare – The 22nd FAVA Congress to WVA

The Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA) Congress 2023 was successfully held at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), Sarawak, Malaysia, with the theme "Asia United for Animal Health and Welfare." The event took place from November 3-5, 2023, and attracted a total of 823 delegates from 15 countries, including Japan, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, Netherlands, United States, Brunei, Taiwan, Vietnam, Yemen, Myanmar, India, and Malaysia.

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30 Nov 2023

WVA now part of the AMR Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform

The WVA is glad to inform that it is now a member of the AMR Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform! This Platform was established by the Quadripartite (FAO, UNEP, WHO and WOAH), with representation from governments, the private sector and civil society, aiming to develop and implement a shared global vision, narrative and targets, generating, a global movement for action against AMR.

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20 Nov 2023

World Antimicrobial Resistance Week – Together for Public Health

AMR poses a formidable threat to humans, animals, plants, and the environment, affecting all facets of life. This year's WAAW theme promotes cross-sector collaboration to preserve the effectiveness of these critical medicines. Combatting AMR demands a united One Health approach, with all sectors coming together to promote prudent antimicrobial use and preventive measures.

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15 Nov 2023

Register to the WVA Webinar ‘Illicit use of veterinary drugs: from ketamine to xylazine’

Join us on the 7th of December! The illict use of veterinary drugs presents a growing concern with significant implications for public health and safety. WVA is organizing the webinar 'Illicit use of veterinary drugs: from ketamine to xylazine' to fill knowledge gaps, foster collaboration, raise awareness, and equip stakeholders with the necessary tools to combat the issue effectively.

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8 Nov 2023

WVA Planetary Health Survey – education gap analysis

WVA’s One Health Education Subgroup has launched a global initiative to evaluate the current Planetary Health educational efforts and gaps throughout veterinary medicine and beyond, the 'Planetary Health Survey - education gap analysis’.  This project practices the ‘One Health’ approach by collaborating with several prominent global professional and student associations from various health sectors to compare and contrast findings.

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INB and WVA’s Participation in WHO’s Pandemic Prevention Agreement

The 7th meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) began on November 6, 2023, at the WHO headquarters. This critical meeting aims to draft an international agreement for pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response. WVA is actively engaged in the discussions that will lead to the final 'Pandemic Accord'.

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25 Oct 2023

AVMA, CVMA and FVE jointly endorsed the WVA Position Statement on Use of Horses for Production of Biologics and Therapeutics

Protecting the welfare of donor horses must be a major consideration in the production of PMSG (eCG), and continued research into the development of effective alternatives, including synthetic analogs, should be prioritized. FVE, CVMA, and AVMA align with the WVA in calling for the welfare of animals under human care to be given the highest priority.

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23 Oct 2023

One Welfare Conference in Burgos, Spain

On October 10th and 11th, the Forum of Evolution in Burgos hosted the fourth One Welfare World Conference, where prominent experts from around the globe came together to provide tangible examples of the One Welfare concept and approach.

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