The United States backs FAO efforts to combat global animal disease threats with $87 million

Oct 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is backing FAO's efforts to combat pandemic animal disease threats in Asia, Africa and the Middle East with an additional $87 million in funding covering the 2015-19 period. Remarks by Dennis Carroll, Director of Global Health Security and Development with USAID's Bureau for Global Health.

USAID and FAO have worked in partnership on controlling animal diseases and managing related human health threats for over a decade. USAID financial backing for this work now amounts to $320 million since 2004.