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

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

18/11/2019

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 commitments, which included training 100,000 veterinarians, participating in responsible use coalitions and carrying out risk analyses for resistance for every new antibiotic.

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