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Healthier animals, healthier people: How FAO prevents infectious diseases

Healthier animals, healthier people: How FAO prevents infectious diseases

As most of the recent human pandemics such as EBOLA, MERS CO-V or Avian Influenza, originated in animals, this video explains why animal health intervention is crucial in preventing emerging pandemic threats. Regarding this subject, FAO’s Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Disease (ECTAD) have been supporting the Government of Viet Nam since 2004 to safeguard livelihoods from zoonotic diseases. Through preventing and controlling animal diseases, FAO aims to achieve 3 UN Sustainable Development Goals; 1) No Poverty 2) Zero Hunger 3) Good Health and Well Being.