HEAL Community of Practice

HEAL Community of Practice

The One Health for Humans, Environment, Animals and Livelihoods (HEAL) is a project implemented in the Horn of Africa by VSF Suisse in partnership with ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute), CCM (Comitato Collaborazione Medica) and TRIM (Translation Into...
VSF-Int General Assembly 2021- We have a new member!

VSF-Int General Assembly 2021- We have a new member!

We held our General Assembly meeting on Friday in Brussels, Belgium. It was a wonderful two days of intense discussion, passion and concrete progress towards our goals. Thank you to all members for their contributions! During the General Assembly, the members of the...
Why animal health is vital to Ghana’s rural communities

Why animal health is vital to Ghana’s rural communities

Article by Dr Anthony Akunzule, Executive Director of Ghana Poultry Network and coordinator of VSF/VWB Canada projects in Ghana. In October 2021, I worked with the A4AH coalition to make the case for the G20 to recognise why animal health and animal welfare systems...
3 ways animal health is vital to One Health

3 ways animal health is vital to One Health

Article by Margherita Gomarasca (VSF International) and Ellie Paravanni (Brooke) The G20 have embraced the One Health concept as a way to combat global health challenges, including infectious diseases like COVID-19, and to prevent future pandemics. But if global...
New Report: Are livestock always bad for the planet?

New Report: Are livestock always bad for the planet?

VSF International is one of the co-publishers of a new report from PASTRES. This report warns that the dominant picture of livestock’s impacts on climate change has been distorted by faulty assumptions that focus on intensive, industrial farming in rich countries....
G20: invest in animal health, or risk undermining global health

G20: invest in animal health, or risk undermining global health

Over the last few days, G20 ministers have been meeting to discuss how the One Health Approach can be used to prevent future pandemics. With Covid-19 still posing a global threat, this is a very important topic. VSF International is part of the Action for Animal...
A Call to Action for Animal Health

A Call to Action for Animal Health

VSF International is part of Action for Animal Health, a new initiative, led by an international coalition of partners, which calls for more investment in animal health systems as a way of protecting animals and people from future disease outbreaks and making One...
OIE and VSF International : partners !

OIE and VSF International : partners !

We are very pleased to announce that VSF International has signed a partnership agreement with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on Monday 4 January 2021. This intergovernmental agency is responsible for improving animal health worldwide. It is recognised...

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