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Activity of Cooperation Framework among Veterinary Authorities of G7


In the G7 Niigata Agriculture Ministers' Meeting held on 23-24 April, 2016, it was decided to establish a cooperation framework for technical information sharing among veterinary authorities of G7 to accelerate the "One Health approach" to complement existing mechanisms,in order to tackle the global common challenges in public and animal health such as Transboundary Animal Diseases (TADs), Biological-threats and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), and welcomed Japan's willingness to host the first session.
In response to this decison, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan, held the "the 1st G7 Chief Veterinary Officers' Forum" on 25 November, 2016 and the "Symposium: Actions for Combatting Anitimicrobial Resistance in Veterinary Sector" on 24 November, 2016.

1. 1st G7 Chief Veterinary Officers' Forum

(1) Date and Venue

Date: 25 November, 2016
Venue:Mita Coference Hall, Tokyo

(2) Participants

(1) Chief Veterinary Officer and Veterinary Officer of G7 member countries (Japan, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States of America and EU)
(2) Animal Health Division and Animal Products Safety Division, Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Bureau, MAFF Japan
(3) Animal Quarantine Service, MAFF Japan
(4) National Veterinary Assay Laboratory, MAFF Japan
(5) National Institute of Animal Health, National Agriculture and Reseach Organization, Japan

(3) Meeting Summary

・Meeting Summary(PDF : 84KB)
(attachment 1)Terms of reference (ToR) of G7 Chief Veterinary Officers (CVOs) One Health Working Group(PDF : 129KB)

Forum Group Photo

2. Symposium: Actions for Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance(AMR) in Veterinary Sector

(1) Date, Venue and Participants

Date: 24 November, 2016
Venue:Mita Coference Hall, Tokyo
Participants:About 150 audiences (veterinary officers, veterinarians, industry, academia etc.)

(2) Keynote Speech

Presentaion on Measures and actions against AMR taken by the international organizations including situations in the Asian region

(1)"No action today, no cure tomorrow" by Dr. Takeshi Kasai, Director of Programme Management, World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO-WPRO)
  slides(PDF : 3,294KB)
   part1(PDF : 1,702KB), part2(PDF : 1,964KB)

(2)"Actions for Combatting Anitimicrobial Resistance in Veterinary Sector" by Dr. Hirofumi Kugita, World Organization for Animal Health Regional Representation for Asia and the Pacific (OIE-RRAP)
  slides(PDF : 3,391KB)
   part1(PDF : 1,945KB), part2(PDF : 1,787KB)

(3) Presentation

Presentaion on G7 country's actions and experiences of containment of AMR in veterinary sector

(1) Canada (Dr. Harpreet Kochhar, Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
    slides(PDF : 579KB)
(2) EU (Dr. Koen Van Dyck, European Commission)
    slides(PDF : 997KB)
(3) Italy (Dr. Romano Marabelli, Ministry of Health)
    slides(PDF : 1,307KB)
(4) France (Dr. Olivier Debaere, Office "veterinary drugs and residues, feed, animal-by-products")
    slides(PDF : 902KB)
(5) Germany (Dr. Anke Schröder, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture)
    slides(PDF : 668KB)
(6) United Kingdom (Dr. Simon Hall, Animal and Plant Health Agency)
    slides(PDF : 901KB)
(7) Japan (Dr. Tatsuro Sekiya, Animal Products Safety Division, MAFF)
    slides(PDF : 2,040KB)
     part1(PDF : 1,275KB), part2(PDF : 953KB)
(8) United States of America (Dr. John Clifford, National Import Export Services)
    slides(PDF : 557KB)

(4) Discussion (Points)

・In promoting AMR measures, it is crucial for all related sectors to cooperate and interact under the One Health approach. The CVOs of G7 countries reaffirm that the veterinary authorities are expected to continue playing the important roles on this issue.

・We recognize that we have been proactively performing adequate activities in accordance with the situation in each country under the national action plan, supporting the WHO Global Action Plan on AMR.

・As the veterinary sector, it is important to
(1) raise awareness of the stakeholders;
(2) prevent infections through improving the level of rearing hygiene management and further promote the prudent use of antimicrobials;
(3) strengthen surveilance of the use of antimicrobials and the prevalence of AMR.

・We share recognition for our common challenges which require the cooperation and harmonisation at global level such as;
(1) to increase the capacity of Veterinary Services in developing countries;
(2) to promote R&D for new vaccines and alternatives.

・Taking our discussion into account, we recognize the need to share information more closely and discuss and promote more effective measures under the framework of international organization such as WHO and OIE.


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