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1 World Veterinary Association Dr.Tjeerd Jorna President Presentation African Veterinary Association September 2009

2 World Veterinary Association and the role of the veterinary profession on a global level

3 ONE WORLD, ONE MEDICINE, ONE HEALTH Healthy animals = Healthy People ONE PROFESSION, ONE VISION, ONE VOICE WVA

4 One World – One Health A unified approach between veterinary and human medicine to improve Global Health

5 Promoting the interest of the veterinary profession on the global scene by providing professional assistance to produce global policies expressing the point of view of the veterinary profession in Animal Health, Animal Welfare and Public Health to be of interest to global governmental institutions and non-governmental organisations and in veterinary education and veterinary congresses WVAMission Statement

6 1863 International Veterinary Congresses Founded by John Gamgee in Hamburg Founded by John Gamgee in Hamburg : Congresses with issues like Zoonoses Veterinary Law and Meat Inspection Education and Application of veterinary drugs 1899 First World Congress 1905 Permanent Committee established 1959 World Veterinary Association year: World Animal Health Year [Hannover] Reconstruction WVA by Dr. A. Rantsios [president] Issues like interests of the veterinary profession and her role in society History

7 Structure MembersNational Associations MembersNational Associations Associate MembersInternational Specialist Associations Associate MembersInternational Specialist Associations Regional Veterinary Organizations Affiliate MembersIndustrial Companies Affiliate MembersIndustrial Companies Individual MembersIndividual Veterinarians Individual MembersIndividual Veterinarians ObserversInternational Organizations ObserversInternational Organizations Regions Continental groups of members Regions Continental groups of members World Veterinary Congress Presidential Assembly CouncillorsExcom

8 WVA professional objectives Global policy-making in animal health, animal welfare, public health and zoonotic disease Global policy-making in animal health, animal welfare, public health and zoonotic disease Global policy-making in the relation of animal behaviour and climate change to animal disease control Global policy-making in the relation of animal behaviour and climate change to animal disease control Global accreditation system for EDUCATION as the guarantee of the quality of the profession Global accreditation system for EDUCATION as the guarantee of the quality of the profession Global structure of veterinary services in good co-operation with OIE, FAO and WHO Global structure of veterinary services in good co-operation with OIE, FAO and WHO

9 ANIMAlLHEALTHANIMAlLHEALTH P U B L I C H E A L T H ANIMAL WELFAREANIMAL WELFARE Veterinary medicine VETERINARY EDUCATION

10 Role veterinarians Practitioner Practitioner Hygienist Hygienist Meat-inspectionMeat-inspection State veterinary officer State veterinary officer Policy animal disease control and public healthPolicy animal disease control and public health Industry and Institutes Industry and Institutes Education Education Veterinary Faculties and Agriculture SchoolsVeterinary Faculties and Agriculture Schools Environment and climate Environment and climate Disease-monitoringDisease-monitoring

11 Animals Owners / Keepers Society v Science Knowledge / Skills Ethics / Attitude Objective Independent Impartial

12 Cooperation ONE WORLD, ONE MEDICINE, ONE HEALTH (Roger K. Mahr) To PROMOTE global veterinary policy To PROMOTE global veterinary policy To BE INVOLVED in Veterinary Education Policy To BE INVOLVED in Veterinary Education Policy To REPRESENT all global veterinarians To REPRESENT all global veterinarians To SUPPORT global activities To SUPPORT global activities OIE, FAO, WHO, IFAH, IFAP, WSPA To take knowledge of activities of To take knowledge of activities of Institutes (CDC, ECDC), Governments, Politics, Activists By PARTICIPATION - RESPONSIBILITY - OPENNESS - TRANSPARENCY

13 Main issues ANIMAL HEALTH ANIMAL WELFARE PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION and LIFE LONG LEARNING DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT

14 Animal health To take part in global disease control projects To take part in global disease control projects To control economic epidemic diseases To control economic epidemic diseases To discuss in task force groups of global organizations To discuss in task force groups of global organizations To discuss about antimicrobial resistance and the availability and prudent use of antibiotics To discuss about antimicrobial resistance and the availability and prudent use of antibiotics To overlook the influence of climate change in animal behaviour and animal disease control To overlook the influence of climate change in animal behaviour and animal disease control

15 Environment In relation to climate change In relation to climate change Control of water Control of water Control of feed and food Control of feed and food Control of wild life health Control of wild life health Control of farm animal health Control of farm animal health Control of companion animal health Control of companion animal health Control of human life Control of human life

16 SARS

17 Rabies Rabies free

18 Avian influenza H5N1

19 Animal welfare WVA respects the five freedoms of Animal Welfare WVA follows up the standards of AW of the OIE WVA has in principle adopted the Universal Declaration of Animal Welfare WVA has to act in a lot of regions to get basic standards of animal welfare

20 Public health To maintain control of zoonotic diseases To maintain control of zoonotic diseases To control food security and food safety To control food security and food safety To support the structure of veterinary services To support the structure of veterinary services To organise terms of probation for people from developing countries To organise terms of probation for people from developing countries

21 Veterinary Public Health and Human Public Health together means Global Public Health

22 Food poisoning

23 The Veterinary Profession is a Health Profession!!

24 Education To analyse the evaluation/accreditation systems To analyse the evaluation/accreditation systems To develop minimum requirements/day one skills of veterinary education To develop minimum requirements/day one skills of veterinary education To develop Life Long Learning/Continuous education with world veterinary organisations To develop Life Long Learning/Continuous education with world veterinary organisations To cooperate in world education projects with OIE 2009 and Vet 2011 in 2011 To cooperate in world education projects with OIE 2009 and Vet 2011 in 2011

25 Education Conference OIE Evolving Veterinary Education for a safer World Evolving Veterinary Education for a safer World OIE invites all deans of the world to participate OIE invites all deans of the world to participate Invitation by the Chief Veterinary Officer Invitation by the Chief Veterinary Officer

26 VET year Veterinary Education in the world Claude Bourgelat Claude Bourgelat Lyon: activity of comparative medicine 1761 Lyon: activity of comparative medicine 1761 Hannover 1778 Hannover year veterinary profession: not only a veterinary doctor, but a key player in public health too World Congress on Veterinary Education Lyon, May 2011

27 Development To develop a veterinary association/chamber a veterinary association/chamber a high level of veterinary service a high level of veterinary service good cooperation between ministeries of Health and Agriculture good cooperation between ministeries of Health and Agriculture an evaluation of veterinary education an evaluation of veterinary education good cooperation between vets and physicians good cooperation between vets and physicians basic farming for food security basic farming for food security disease control systems disease control systems

28 Communication WORLD VETERINARY CONGRESS 2011 and 2013 WORLD VETERINARY DAY [last weekend of April] WORLD RABIES DAY [28 th of September] Newsletters Website:

29 When we all take our responsibility and I am be permitted to GUIDE all global veterinarians for the benefit of PEOPLE and ANIMALS my slogan is ONE WORLD - ONE HEALTH Hominum Animaliumque Saluti Thank you for your attention


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