HealthforAnimals is a new GASL partner

15-03-2021
HealthforAnimals is the global animal health association, representing manufacturers of veterinary medicines and other health products such as vaccines, diagnostics, nutritional supplements, digital technologies, parasiticides, and antibiotics.  

The partner’s members believe animals will be at the center of the global effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, and improving their care offers an opportunity to accelerate efforts on key SDGs such as:

  • SDG2: With our population rising, we must feed more people in the coming decade than ever before. Fewer animals lost to disease means less food waste and more milk, meat and eggs available for our tables
  • SDG3: Healthier animals mean healthier people. It reduces risk of zoonotic disease transfer and development of antimicrobial resistance, while livestock help ensure we have foods that can reduce malnutrition
  • SDG12: Healthier animals have a smaller environmental footprint. As FAO states: “animal health is necessary for sustainable livestock production.”
  • SDG1 and 8: When a farmer in a developing region with a few chickens or head of cattle loses a single animal, it can devastate their family. Protecting animal health can grow economies and lift hundreds of millions out of poverty.

HealthforAnimals Members are supporting these efforts by strengthening health and welfare of animals through new innovations that improve upon:

  • Prevention: The first line of defense against animal disease. It relies on robust vaccination, nutrition, biosecurity and husbandry.
  • Surveillance: Monitoring disease spread helps veterinarians track, predict and respond quickly to outbreaks.
  • Diagnosis: Quickly identifying and diagnosing disease allows veterinarians to provide the ideal treatment.
  • Treatment: The right medicine at the right dose for the right duration. 

Our partner believes this One Health approach can help accelerate the drive to achieve the SDGs by 2030 by building more resilient, prosperous communities for the 1.3 billion people who rely upon livestock for their livelihoods.