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10 October 2018
The annual World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) will be celebrated this year from 12 to 18 November with various coordinated activities around the world. This year’s theme will focus on promoting the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The regional WAAW celebrations in Asia-Pacific will kick off on...
07 September 2018
Over 45 countries today renewed their commitment to globally eradicate by 2030, Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), a highly contagious and devastating disease responsible for the death of millions of sheep and goats each year. At the same time, countries urged resource partners and the development community to contribute in bridging the 
07 September 2018
The outbreak of African Swine Fever in China, first detected last month by authorities there, is accelerating and will almost certainly emerge in other countries in Asia, a regional emergency meeting convened by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) heard today.
28 August 2018
The rapid onset of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China, and its detection in areas more than one thousand kilometres apart within the country, could mean the deadly pig virus may spread to other Asian countries anytime, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today. 
29 March 2018
Knocking on closed doors is something Renu Bala is very good at. First, it was the doors of her neighbours in Panjor Bhanga, her home village in northern Bangladesh. She had an idea for them: what if they formed a milk cooperative?
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