Press releases

Press releases

  • VICH Launches New Website and Logo


    Brussels, 8 May 2014 – VICH, the International Cooperation on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Veterinary Medicinal Products, is pleased to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website Hand-in-hand with the website update we are also pleased to present our new logo which adds a more contemporary look to the organisation as it approaches its twentieth anniversary. The website home page welcomes visitors with a modern design featuring engaging...

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  • IFAH Highlights Vital Role of Animal Health Industry in Maintaining Welfare on World Veterinary Day


    Brussels, 25th April 2014 - The International Federation for Animal Health is using the welfare focus of this year’s World Veterinary Day on the 26th April to highlight the vital role that vets and the wider animal health industry play in ensuring animal health and welfare, as well as protecting public health. Carel du Marchie Sarvaas, IFAH Executive Director, says “At the heart of animal welfare is their health and this is the core competence of veterinarians around the world. When we think...

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  • IFAH Supports World Health Organisation in Safeguarding Public Health by Fighting Vector-Borne Disease


    Brussels, 7th April 2014 – On World Health Day, the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) has highlighted vector-borne disease as a topic of critical importance for global public health. Nearly half of the world’s human population is infected with at least one type of vector-borne disease(i) and according to The World Health Organisation (WHO), more than one million die from vector-borne diseases each year. With this international public threat continuing to grow, this year’s World...

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  • Carel du Marchie Sarvaas is new Executive Director of IFAH


    Brussels, 18 December 2013 – Carel du Marchie Sarvaas has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH), the worldwide organisation representing the manufacturers of veterinary medicines. Du Marchie Sarvaas, a Dutch national, is currently director of agricultural biotechnology at EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries. He brings with him many years of experience as a senior public affairs and communications advisor in...

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  • Animal Health Industry supports the FDA’s proposals on responsible use of antibiotics in food-producing animals


    Brussels, Belgium, 12 December 2013 –The International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) is supportive of the US’s Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement this week of its plan to ensure the responsible use of antibiotics in food-producing animals. Antibiotics are a vital tool in any veterinarian’s toolbox, and are to be used responsibly whenever they are employed. The FDA’s plan establishes a three year timeframe to phase out growth promotion use of medically important...

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  • IFAH calls for joint efforts to overcome barriers to control emerging and re-emerging diseases


    IFAH report emphasises need for wider collaborative discussions with international stakeholders London, 5 November 2013 – Today the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) is launching a white paper on Emerging and Re-emerging Animal Diseases – Barriers to Disease Control at a stakeholder event being held at the Royal Society in London. The report concludes that increased investment in education, research, and institutional effectiveness is required at the local, national and global...

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  • IFAH to call for innovative solutions for a sustainable food supply at Global Animal Health conference


    Arlington, Virginia, 16 October 2013 – In the context of World Food Day, the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) will stress the importance of a harmonised science-based regulatory environment for maximising the development and use of animal health products to support food security and sustainability around the globe at the third Global Animal Health Conference taking place tomorrow in Arlington. Hosted by IFAH in partnership with the Drug Information Association (DIA), the...

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  • Video message from IFAH President


    Brussels, 4 October, 2013 – Jeff Simmons, President of the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH), addressed the animal health industry across the world today with a message of encouragement, highlighting various accomplishments over the past year and outlining current and future priorities. Underlining the value of healthy animals to society, IFAH’s President calls on global leaders to develop innovative solutions in animal health and the food chain to meet the challenging needs of...

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  • Animal Health Industry commends the Codex Alimentarius Commission for its success over the last 50 years


    Brussels, 1 July 2013 –The International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) congratulates the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) on its 50th Anniversary. CAC has had, and continues to have, a vital role in setting global standards to ensure that food is safe for consumers around the world. IFAH works closely with CAC to help establish science- based standards for animal health products so that animal-sourced food is safe. Animals, like humans, are exposed to disease and illness that, if left...

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  • Animal Health Industry Calls on G8 Nations to Promote Responsible Use of Antibiotics


    Brussels, Belgium, 12 June 2013 –The International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH), welcomes initiatives to table the issue of antibiotic resistance at the G8 Summit. The federation believes it is important that antibiotics, vital tools in any medical doctor’s and veterinarian’s toolbox, are used responsibly whenever they are employed, whether by the human medical world, the veterinary sector, or elsewhere. Like people, animals get sick and need medicines too, and especially infectious...

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