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USAID, FAO Train 4.7K Veterinarians In 25 Countries To Help Prevent Disease Outbreaks Among Animals, Humans

Feedstuffs: USAID, FAO working to pre-empt next global pandemic
“A U.S.-U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) partnership working to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to manage outbreaks of diseases in farm animals has, in just 12 months, succeeded in training more than 4,700 veterinary health professionals in 25 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. … ‘Over the course of this relationship, we’ve learned that there are many mutually beneficial areas of interest between the food and agricultural community and the human health community,’ said Dennis Carroll, director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Global Health Security & Development Unit…” (3/9).

U.N. News: Over 4,700 U.N. agency trained veterinarians new vanguard against deadly disease outbreaks
“…In addition to keeping fowl, cattle, pigs, and other animals safe, the freshly trained veterinarians will also help keep at bay diseases that are deadly to humans. ‘Some 75 percent of new infectious diseases that have emerged in recent decades originated in animals before jumping to us Homo sapiens, a terrestrial mammal,’ says Juan Lubroth, the chief veterinary officer at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which has been organizing the trainings over the past year…” (3/9).

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