Historic success, current challenges & future opportunities
The report, ‘Innovation in animal health’ discusses the future of the animal health industry and addresses common, global barriers to modern vaccine use including the regulatory process and market competition as well as existing scientific knowledge. Other areas addressed in the report include, pet health, food safety and sustainability, and zoonotic diseases. The report was generated from discussions at a global stakeholder roundtable meeting in September 2015, hosted by...
This publication is destined to serve as a guide to understanding the issue and avoiding inaccurate or misleading information on antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in veterinary science.
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- HealthforAnimals publishes position on responsible use of medicines in animals
- Codex Alimentarius advances food safety standards for animal health
- Innovation in animal health
- World Rabies Day: Rabies can and must be eradicated
- New interactive infographic: the human-animal bond
- Animal health around the globe
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Position paper: Global Principles and Perspectives on the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals: [GPPRUMA]
The introduction of modern veterinary medicines since the 1950s has enhanced the health and welfare of animals.
However, the responsible use of veterinary medicines is essential to maximise their benefit, minimise adverse effects and for some veterinary medicines to preserve their effectiveness. Responsible use of veterinary medicines is often associated with antibiotics but the general principles of responsible use can be extended to include all veterinary medicines. This document presents a set of general principles regarding the...
Developing a vaccine from a promising concept into a robust, commercially-viable and highly-effective product is increasingly a complex and time-consuming responsibility, requiring a high degree of biotechnical and industrial knowledge.
Few vaccine candidates actually reach the market, and those which do can require up to 10 years of effort and millions of dollars in investment. Increasing complexity in terms of regulatory requirements, as well as occasional controversy over side-effects or new technologies, have led to additional...
- IFAH rebrands as HealthforAnimals
- Microsite: Our contribution
- We want your feedback: A survey on innovation in animal health
- 4th Global Animal Health Conference: regulatory convergence
- World Veterinary Day: Raising awareness of vector-borne diseases
- World Zoonoses Day: Time to take the bite out of deadly Rabies
- New Infographic: World Zoonoses Day
- Animation: One World, One Health
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Dar Es Salaam, 24-25 June 2015 - The 4th Global Animal Health Conference, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and hosted by HealthforAnimals (formerly known as IFAH), takes place on 24th - 25th June 2015. Being held in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, the aim of this year’s conference is to help break down the regulatory barriers that prevent some developing countries from accessing quality veterinary medicines. These medicines are important to protect not only animal health but human health too, particularly from zoonotic and...Read more
The latest news from the global animal medicines association, HealthforAnimals.
HealthforAnimals publishes position on responsible use of medicines in animals
Brussels, 1st June 2015 – The International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH), the global organisation representing the manufacturers of veterinary medicines, has today announced its new name and visual identity. The not-for-profit organisation will now be known as HealthforAnimals. The name change better reflects the organisation’s vision to communicate the important contribution the animal health sector brings to society, and broadens its influence and impact as the global voice of veterinary medicine. To lead this vision, George...Read more