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Join Action for Animal Health at the C20 Summit!

Action for Animal Health will host a side event at the G20 Civil Society 20 Summit to make the case for investing in animal health to operationalise One Health. We hope to see you there!

Date and time

Wednesday 6 October 2021, 11am – 12pm (BST) / 12pm – 1pm (CEST)

To join on the day, please click here. Then click ‘register’, and join Room 3.   

About the event

The devastating consequences of COVID-19 have turned the world’s attention to growing threats of zoonoses (infectious diseases that are transmitted from animals to humans). Today, 75% of new human infectious diseases emerge from animals.

The solution lies in the One Health concept, which takes a holistic approach to human, animal and environmental health. The G20 is increasingly interested in One Health as a way to prevent and prepare for pandemics, while combatting emerging threats such as anti-microbial resistance.

But animal health systems have suffered historical underinvestment. The G20 must strengthen and invest in animal health systems if governments want to effectively implement the One Health approach.

In this side event, experts from civil society and multilaterals will discuss the transformative potential of One Health and why robust animal health systems are critical to putting it into practice. Please join us to ensure that the G20 commit to build a sustainable and healthy future for people, animals and the planet alike.

Moderator: Dr Juan Lubroth

Keynote speaker: Dr Keith Sumption, Chief Veterinary Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Panellists: 

Dr Osman Dar, Consultant in Global Public Health, Public Health England / Director – One Health Project, Chatham House / Member of One Health High Level Expert Panel

Dr Minakshi Prasad, Former Head of Department of Animal Biotechnology, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, India

Syed Naeem Abbas, Advocacy Manager at Brooke, tackling brick kiln challenges in Pakistan through a One Health approach

Dr Anthony Nsoh Akunzule, Executive Director, Ghana Poultry Network and winner of the World Veterinary Association’s Animal Welfare Award (2019)

Join us in Room 3 here

To join on the day, please click here. Then click ‘register’, and join Room 3 at 11am (BST).