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Global Animal Health
European Perspectives
Dr Johan Vanhemelrijck
GALVmed: www.GALVmed.org
The 5thAll Africa Conference on...
Europe and Member States
in the world
 Supporting Millennium Development goals
 Supporting partnerships for development
...
Europe and Member States
in Europe
 Guardians of European Food Safety
 Promised full traceability of food
 Installed Ra...
Europe: Who decides?
 European Issues:
– European Commission Proposes
– European Parliament and European Council co-decid...
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
DGs relevant to Animal health
and livestock issues
 DG TRADE: to trade safe and guaranteed traceable ...
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
DGs relevant to Animal health
and livestock issues
 DG TRADE: to trade safe and guaranteed traceable ...
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
DGs relevant to Animal health
and livestock issues
 DG RELEX: Support to the development of the syste...
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
DGs relevant to Animal health
and livestock issues
 DG ENTREPRISE:
Support and stimulation of innovat...
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
DGs relevant to Animal health
and livestock issues
 DG AGRICULTURE: aim to protect European Ag and
Li...
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
DGs relevant to Animal health
and livestock issues
 DG AGRICULTURE:
aim to protect European Ag and Li...
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
DGs relevant to Animal health
and livestock issues
 DG HEALTH AND CONSUMER: Aim
to protect and empowe...
A new Animal Health Strategy
for the European Union (2007-
2013) where “Prevention is
Action Plan of the New Animal Health...
A new Animal Health Strategy
for the European Union (2007-
2013) where “Prevention is
“Prevention is better than cure”
Rea...
The new Community Animal Health Policy
« Prevention is better than cure » 2007-2013
Respond to new challenges
 emerging a...
The new Community Animal Health Policy
« Prevention is better than cure » 2007-2013
Respond to new challenges
• 3.3. Bette...
The new Community Animal Health Policy
« Prevention is better than cure » 2007-2013
Respond to new challenges
– Participat...
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
DGs relevant to Animal health
and livestock issues
 DG RESEARCH:
To stimulate research supporting the...
ETPGAH
Stakeholder Collaboration
Declan O’ Brien, Chairman, Executive Board, ETPGAH,
GALVmed, Brussels
April 16th, 2010
ETPGAH in a Nutshell
• Agree on the most important animal
diseases
• Agree on the most ...
Stakeholder Driven
 European Associations relevant to Animal Health and Welfare and Food
Safety:
IFAH-Europe, COPA-COGECA...
The Vision
Published August 2005
“To facilitate and accelerate the
development and distribution of the
most effective tool...
Priorities & Gaps
Which diseases are most important?
Which gap in the disease is most important?
National, EU or Global pe...
Global Perspective - 1
Diseases do not respect borders!
Reduce Global disease burden
Prepare for emerging diseases
What is...
Global Perspective - 2
Global platform is created under a FP 7 call
involves Canada, US, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Europe...
For more information:
ETPGAH
c/o IFAH-Europe AISBL
1 rue Defacqz, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 543 7569
Email: animal...
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
DGs relevant to Animal health
and livestock issues
 DG DEVELOPMENT and EUROPAID:
To combat poverty, i...
General approach to technical cooperation
within the
European Commission DG Development
The 5thAll Africa Conference on An...
25-28/10/2010 Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed 29
“VACNADA” a success story
“Vaccines for the Control of Neglected Animal Diseases in Africa”
• Under the EU € 1 billion Foo...
Member States of European Union
 EMIDA ERA-NET: Coordination of European Research
on Emerging and Major Infectious Diseas...
Thank You
www.galvmed.org
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  1. 1. Global Animal Health European Perspectives Dr Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed: www.GALVmed.org The 5thAll Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Commercialization of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities October 25-28, 2010. 25-28/10/2010 1Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed
  2. 2. Europe and Member States in the world  Supporting Millennium Development goals  Supporting partnerships for development  Supporting fair trade  Supporting cooperation  Supporting global health  Supporting global fund.  Supporting safety and security, peace keeping  Supporting initiatives against climate change 25-28/10/2010 Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed 2 The 5thAll Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Commercialization of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities October 25-28, 2010.
  3. 3. Europe and Member States in Europe  Guardians of European Food Safety  Promised full traceability of food  Installed Rapid alert systems  Imposed quality assurance systems with inspectorates  Risk reduction  Support to European farmers  Common Agricultural policy 25-28/10/2010 Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed 3 The 5thAll Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Commercialization of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities October 25-28, 2010.
  4. 4. Europe: Who decides?  European Issues: – European Commission Proposes – European Parliament and European Council co-decide according to the European Lisbon treaty rules. – European Commission guardian of the treaties and implementation.  National Issues: – Multilateral actions: consensus amongst Member states – Bilateral actions: interested Member States  Technical issues: – Commission proposes – Parliament and or council decide 25-28/10/2010 Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed 4 The 5thAll Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Commercialization of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities October 25-28, 2010.
  5. 5. EUROPEAN COMMISSION DGs relevant to Animal health and livestock issues  DG TRADE: to trade safe and guaranteed traceable livestock and its produce avoiding to import risk  DG RELEX: Support to the development of the systems to improve the infrastructures, the cooperation towards development.  DG ENTREPRISE: Support and stimulation of innovation by entrepreneurs and SMEs, also for innovation in the field of health.  DG ENVIRONMENT: Combat climate change, reduce foot print on the planet. Interested by sustainability criteria. 25-28/10/2010 Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed 5 The 5thAll Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Commercialization of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities October 25-28, 2010.
  6. 6. EUROPEAN COMMISSION DGs relevant to Animal health and livestock issues  DG TRADE: to trade safe and guaranteed traceable livestock and its produce avoiding to import risks.  To avoid dumping from third countries  To support the goals of risk reduction of DG Sanco  To support the goals of Risk reduction of DG Agriculture  To avoid import of new diseases.  But at the same time negotiate trade agreements and improve global trade 25-28/10/2010 Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed 6 The 5thAll Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Commercialization of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities October 25-28, 2010.
  7. 7. EUROPEAN COMMISSION DGs relevant to Animal health and livestock issues  DG RELEX: Support to the development of the systems to improve the infrastructures, the cooperation towards development and security • The Directorate-General for External Relations (DG RELEX ) contributes to policy formulation and works closely with other Directorates-General, notably EuropeAid, Development, Trade and Humanitarian Aid. • Comparable to a ministry of external affairs. 25-28/10/2010 Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed 7 The 5thAll Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Commercialization of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities October 25-28, 2010.
  8. 8. EUROPEAN COMMISSION DGs relevant to Animal health and livestock issues  DG ENTREPRISE: Support and stimulation of innovation by entrepreneurs and SMEs, also for innovation in the field of health.  Directed towards European enterprises, but stimulates cooperation between enterprises.  NEW! Commissioner TAJANI wants a report on ACCESS TO MEDICINES IN AFRICA. We should add animal medicines to the report. 25-28/10/2010 Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed 8 The 5thAll Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Commercialization of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities October 25-28, 2010.
  9. 9. EUROPEAN COMMISSION DGs relevant to Animal health and livestock issues  DG AGRICULTURE: aim to protect European Ag and Livestock  DG HEALTH AND CONSUMER: Aim to protect and empower the European Consumer and keep the European Livestock healthy: One Health  DG RESEARCH: To stimulate research supporting the European policies, creating ideas, train people, coordinate the research institutes  DG DEVELOPMENT and EUROPAID: To combat poverty, improve the sanitary conditions, food security, risk mitigation of diseases. 25-28/10/2010 Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed 9 The 5thAll Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Commercialization of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities October 25-28, 2010.
  10. 10. EUROPEAN COMMISSION DGs relevant to Animal health and livestock issues  DG AGRICULTURE: aim to protect European Ag and Livestock  Tendency to limit import from countries seen as competing EU farms.  Tendency to question the disease control systems  Tendency to be suspicious of the sanitary quality  Would prefer exporting than importing 25-28/10/2010 Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed 10 The 5thAll Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Commercialization of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities October 25-28, 2010.
  11. 11. EUROPEAN COMMISSION DGs relevant to Animal health and livestock issues  DG HEALTH AND CONSUMER: Aim to protect and empower the European Consumer and keep the European Livestock healthy: One Health  Very aware of the difficulties to reduce risk, and asking partners huge efforts to do so according to the same systems as Europe has done it.  Offers training on food production and safety for countries wanting to export to EU.  Supports disease prevention but prefers EU accepted vaccines and medicines, and again full traceability.  Is the lead DG responsible for the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) and the Food and feed inspection 25-28/10/2010 Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed 11 The 5thAll Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Commercialization of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities October 25-28, 2010.
  12. 12. A new Animal Health Strategy for the European Union (2007- 2013) where “Prevention is Action Plan of the New Animal Health Strategy Underlying principles: Partnership and Communication Pillar 1 Prioritisation of EU intervention Pillar 2 A modern EU animal health framework Pillar 3 Improve prevention, crisis preparedness Pillar4 Science, Innovation and Research
  13. 13. A new Animal Health Strategy for the European Union (2007- 2013) where “Prevention is “Prevention is better than cure” Reactive approach “cure” Proactive approach “prevention” €€ € € Investment in prevention Direct and indirect costs
  14. 14. The new Community Animal Health Policy « Prevention is better than cure » 2007-2013 Respond to new challenges  emerging and re-emerging diseases  climate change, expansion of vectors  increase trade in animals & animal products  enlargement of the EU: 27  scientific & technological progress  increase demand for safety, animal welfare and environment  better use of resources  evolved institutional framework 25-28/10/2010 Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed 14 The 5thAll Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Commercialization of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities October 25-28, 2010.
  15. 15. The new Community Animal Health Policy « Prevention is better than cure » 2007-2013 Respond to new challenges • 3.3. Better border bio-security • Revision of the current legislation (risk-based approach to border inspections). • Optimise coordination of agencies/services regulating imports. • Make travellers aware of restrictions and of their responsibilities. • Help third countries combat threats at the source and provide assistance. Is money available? 25-28/10/2010 Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed 15 The 5thAll Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Commercialization of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities October 25-28, 2010.
  16. 16. The new Community Animal Health Policy « Prevention is better than cure » 2007-2013 Respond to new challenges – Participation of all involved in animal health (NGOs, consumers and governments) as well as interested citizens. – Underlying Principle: Partnership – Stakeholders to give input as well as take responsibility. – Establish an “Animal Health Advisory Committee 25-28/10/2010 Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed 16 The 5thAll Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Commercialization of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities October 25-28, 2010.
  17. 17. EUROPEAN COMMISSION DGs relevant to Animal health and livestock issues  DG RESEARCH: To stimulate research supporting the European policies, creating ideas, train people, coordinate the research institutes  Specific collaboration programmes to improve the knowledge in partnering countries but also the European researchers.  Often need partners investing an equal amount in the R&D.  Specific programmes for Africa are sometimes available. 25-28/10/2010 Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed 17 The 5thAll Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Commercialization of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities October 25-28, 2010.
  18. 18. ETPGAH Stakeholder Collaboration Declan O’ Brien, Chairman, Executive Board, ETPGAH,
  19. 19. GALVmed, Brussels April 16th, 2010 ETPGAH in a Nutshell • Agree on the most important animal diseases • Agree on the most important gaps • Direct research towards filling those gaps
  20. 20. Stakeholder Driven  European Associations relevant to Animal Health and Welfare and Food Safety: IFAH-Europe, COPA-COGECA (farming industry), EuropaBio, Diagnostics, FVE (Veterinarians), Eurogroup for Animals  International organizations relevant to Animal Health and Welfare and Food Research Organizations e.g. OIE, FAO, WHO, ILRI, GALVmed  European Regulatory Authorities Heads of Medicines Agencies, EMEA, EDQM  Representatives from the European Research Community Universities, Institutes, Network of Reference Laboratories, Networks of Excellence  Member State Representations CVOs, Mirror Groups  European Institutions  EFSA, European Commission (DG Research, DG SANCO, DG Development, DG Enterprise)
  21. 21. The Vision Published August 2005 “To facilitate and accelerate the development and distribution of the most effective tools for controlling animal diseases of major importance to Europe and the rest of the world, thereby improving human and animal health, food safety and quality, animal welfare, and market access, contributing to achieving the Millennium Development Goals.”
  22. 22. Priorities & Gaps Which diseases are most important? Which gap in the disease is most important? National, EU or Global perspective? Stakeholders need to agree & focus limited resources on critical targets This is the work of DISCONTOOLS!
  23. 23. Global Perspective - 1 Diseases do not respect borders! Reduce Global disease burden Prepare for emerging diseases What is next – AHS, RVF, West Nile??? FMD, AI & Bluetongue have changed the policy context
  24. 24. Global Perspective - 2 Global platform is created under a FP 7 call involves Canada, US, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Europe, South Africa, Russia, India, China, Australia, New Zealand still requesting African counterpart Agree Global priorities 20% of potential production lost to disease Link up & focus funding across Globe Tremendous benefit to donor Nations, World Bank, Foundations Discover new tools quicker – huge benefit to broader society
  25. 25. For more information: ETPGAH c/o IFAH-Europe AISBL 1 rue Defacqz, 1000 Brussels, Belgium Tel: +32 2 543 7569 Email: animaltp@ifahsec.org www.ifaheurope.org/EUPlatform/Platform.htm
  26. 26. EUROPEAN COMMISSION DGs relevant to Animal health and livestock issues  DG DEVELOPMENT and EUROPAID: To combat poverty, improve the sanitary conditions, food security, risk mitigation of diseases.  Very aware of your general needs.  Starts to be aware of the value of livestock for Africa.  Needs requests from you that help you but also alleviate some of the concerns of the other DGs.  Poverty alleviation is a genuine goal! Poverty alleviation that provides food safety is better, in a sustainable way is even better. 25-28/10/2010 Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed 26 The 5thAll Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Commercialization of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities October 25-28, 2010.
  27. 27. General approach to technical cooperation within the European Commission DG Development The 5thAll Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Commercialization of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities October 25-28, 2010. 25-28/10/2010 27Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed
  28. 28. 25-28/10/2010 Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed 29
  29. 29. “VACNADA” a success story “Vaccines for the Control of Neglected Animal Diseases in Africa” • Under the EU € 1 billion Food Facility: rapid response to alleviate the consequences of the volatile food prices amongst vulnerable rural African communities by improving the health of livestock • For selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, budget 20M€ • Will provide vaccines and improve vaccine production and distribution to reduce impact of targeted disease: NewcastleDisease (ND), Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP), Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) and Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) 25-28/10/2010 Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed 30 The 5thAll Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Commercialization of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities October 25-28, 2010.
  30. 30. Member States of European Union  EMIDA ERA-NET: Coordination of European Research on Emerging and Major Infectious Diseases of Livestock  Emida Global Health Eranet demanding African partnering countries.  Bilateral agreements 25-28/10/2010 Dr. Johan Vanhemelrijck GALVmed 31 The 5thAll Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture Commercialization of Livestock Agriculture in Africa: Challenges and opportunities October 25-28, 2010.
  31. 31. Thank You www.galvmed.org
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