Press releases

Press releases

  • IFAH Statement in response to article on FMD outbreak in South Korea

    18/04/2011

    Foot-and-Mouth disease (FMD) in South Korea In response to the FMD outbreaks in South Korea, Barbara Freischem, Executive Director of the International Federation for Animal Health, has said: “When outbreaks such as Foot-and-Mouth disease occur, governments and vaccine companies need to act together, and act fast. We support the FAO’s (Food and Agricultural organization) call to action approach towards vaccination. Control strategies, which make use of proactive vaccination campaigns, are...

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  • Juan Ramón Alaix Elected President of International Federation for Animal Health

    31/03/2011

    Juan Ramón Alaix, President of Pfizer Animal Health, was elected for a two-year term as President of the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH), the worldwide organisation representing the manufacturers of veterinary medicines. Mr. Alaix, a longstanding member of IFAH’s Board of Directors with a wealth of experience in the animal health industry, was elected by unanimous vote by the Board of Directors of IFAH today in Brussels. Upon accepting the position, Mr. Alaix said: “I’m...

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  • IFAH endorses new strategic plan and pushes animal health forward in the global debate

    29/03/2011

    Brussels, 7 May 2009. IFAH, the International Federation for Animal Health, held its General Assembly on 22 April endorsing a new strategic plan streamlining its activities for 2009-2011. The 37 member companies and associations of the federation also elected its Board Members for two years and appointed Eric Marée (Virbac) as President. The newly elected President of IFAH, Eric Marée, presented the achievements of the federation in 2008, a year of “progress and change, with increased trust in...

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  • Healthy animals = healthy food = healthy people

    29/03/2011

    Greater co-operation between human and veterinary medicine is a must Helsinki, 20 May 2009: IFAH, representing the international animal health industry, presented a symposium on the need for medicines for animals at the 19th European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) held this week in Helsinki. Seeking to improve the human healthcare sector’s understanding of the rationale behind antimicrobial use in animal health, IFAH wanted to highlight two key messages to...

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  • Animal Health Experts Call for Balanced Regulation to Ensure Availability of Veterinary Medicines

    25/03/2011

    Animal Health Experts Call for Balanced Regulation to Ensure Availability of Veterinary Medicines London, 24 March 2011 – At the 2nd Global Animal Health Conference, which concluded yesterday, international experts highlighted the urgent need for a balanced regulatory environment which allows for innovation in the development of veterinary medicines. Over 100 animal health experts from around the world participated in the two day conference organised by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the...

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  • VICH4 conference

    16/03/2011

    Regulatory authorities, animal health industry experts, and other interested delegates from around the world gathered in Paris this week to learn more about the activities and progress of the VICH project since its inception 14 years ago, and how it plans to reach out to other regions of the world not actively involved in VICH1. The fourth public conference on the International Harmonisation of Technical Standards for Veterinary Medicinal Products - “VICH impact and future expectations”(VICH...

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  • Codex Alimentarius

    16/03/2011

    The debate surrounding the adoption of proposed standards for the feed ingredient ractopamine at the 33rd session of the Commission of the Joint FAO1 /WHO2 food standards programme Codex Alimentarius highlights the need to demonstrate the strength of the Codex process through sound, science-based decision-making, says the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH). Codex Alimentarius’ foremost aim is to safeguard consumers’ right to food that is safe, of good quality and suitable for...

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  • IFAH statement on the launch of Vet2011

    16/03/2011

    The International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) is participating in Vet2011 to launch World Veterinary Year, a celebration of the 250th anniversary of the world’s first veterinary school which was founded in Lyon, France, in 1761. Under the slogan “Vet for Health, Vet for food, Vet for the planet”, Vet 2011 will host a series of special events throughout the year to raise awareness about the vital role of veterinarians and veterinary medicines. “IFAH is very pleased to join the OIE, WVA,...

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  • IFAH calls for more research and cross-border collaboration at 1st One Health Congress

    16/03/2011

    Melbourne, 14 February 2011 - The International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) is joining human and animal health as well as wildlife specialists, intergovernmental organizations, regulatory authorities and a host of national and international delegates at the Melbourne Convention Centre this week to participate in the 1st International One Health Congress. Through presentations and panels, IFAH and its members are using the conference to call for increased collaboration and research to...

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