Press releases

Press releases

  • HealthforAnimals Statement on COVID-19


    (BRUSSELS, 19 March, 2020) – HealthforAnimals and its Members, representing approximately 90% of the global market for veterinary medicines, recognize the unprecedented challenge COVID-19 poses to the health of our world and the flow of goods across borders. Ensuring a stable supply of safe, nutritious food and protecting the pets sharing our homes during this crisis is vital. Veterinary medicines and required tools for livestock production, such as animal identification products, are...

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  • Global Animal Health Association, HealthforAnimals, Appoints Dr. Marc Prikazsky as New President


    March 11, 2020, BRUSSELS – Marc Prikazsky, Chariman and CEO of Ceva Santé Animale, was selected to serve as President of HealthforAnimals, the global animal health association, in London last month. HealthforAnimals’ Members represent approximately 90% of global market for veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines, diagnostics and other animal health products worldwide.  Marc was selected by his fellow CEOs on the Board of Directors to lead the Association as President. He takes over the position...

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  • Animal health Sector Pledges $10 Billion Towards Reducing Need for Antibiotics to Tackle Resistance


    November 18, 2019, BRUSSELS – Several of the world’s biggest producers of animal medicines have made a multi-billion dollar pledge towards research and development that can help reduce the need for antibiotics for animals by 2025. The $10 billion investment from the 10 members of HealthforAnimals, the global animal medicines association, will help support the development of vaccines and other measures that can better protect animals from disease.  The investment was made alongside 24 other...

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  • Animal health and welfare at risk worldwide from low uptake of vaccination, finds new report


    September 23, 2019, BRUSSELS – Pets and livestock worldwide are unnecessarily suffering preventable diseases because of a slew of barriers holding back widespread vaccination, according to a new report.

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  • East African countries register first veterinary product under new Mutual Recognition Procedures


    Arusha, 1st October 2018 - The first licences for a veterinary vaccine submitted for registration under the East African Community’s Mutual Recognition Procedure (MRP) have been issued.  Obtaining approval to place veterinary medicines on the market requires a marketing authorisation (licence) from the National Regulatory Authority in each country where the product is to be sold. Until now, this involved applying for a licence separately in each country. The East African Community’s (EAC’s) MRP...

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  • Statement on WHO Antibiotics Guidelines


    On 7 November, the World Health Organization released its 'Guidelines on Antibiotic Use in Food-Producing Animals.' HealthforAnimals has issued a response outlining concerns and a suggested path forward for this document.

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  • Animal Health industry calls for greater collaboration between national governments


    Thursday 17 November 2016. HealthforAnimals, the global animal medicines association, called for greater cooperation between national governments to improve market access for veterinary medicines at the 5th Global Animal Health Conference in Delhi, India.

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  • What could be the next global pandemic?


    As a new Zika vaccine gives hope for 2016 Olympics, Experts warn of a host of other diseases that could entering a league of their own

    World Zoonoses Day: The threat of the Zika virus has loomed large in the run up to the 2016 Olympic Games, with 40 affected territories and countries in the Americas confirmed since the outbreak began in 2015. Host country Brazil has seen 1,616 cases alone.[i] But last week, news broke of an experimental animal vaccine which could offer protection for the human population.[ii]

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  • Press release: Global survey reveals common barriers to animal health around the world


    The results from a global survey commissioned by HealthforAnimals has revealed the most common regulatory barriers shared by animal health markets worldwide.

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  • G7 Health Agenda Must Encourage Collaboration in the Fight against AMR


    Brussels, 25 May 2016 – Ahead of the G7 summit in Japan, the global animal medicines association, HealthforAnimals, is calling for greater recognition among policy makers of the crucial role animal health plays in global health, and in particular in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). G7 Health Agenda Must Encourage Human and Animal Health Collaboration in the Fight against AMR This week, as the G7 Ise-Shima Summit addresses ongoing global health issues, including the issue of...

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