Regional platform to address transboundary animal diseases

A regional conference on the Global Framework for the Progressive Control of Transboundary Animal Diseases (GFTADs) is taking place in Nadi, Fiji on 4–8 March 2013. Livestock plays an important role in human nutrition and food security, livelihoods, agricultural and rural development, income generation and transportation for our communities. Hence animal diseases pose a threat to human economic development and food security, as well as to human health.

During his opening speech, Inoke Ratukalou, Director of the Land Resources Division (LRD) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), said, ‘the threat due to emerging and re-emerging animal diseases – especially transboundary animal diseases, including zoonoses, diseases which are transmissible from animals to humans – is of great concern.’

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