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FAO supports ASEAN initiative in the establishment of a Coordinating Centre for Animal Health and Zoonoses

With the increasing threat of emerging and re-emerging zoonoses, transboundary animal diseases and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) today announced a regional approach to counter the dangers.

ASEAN has committed to the establishment of an ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Animal Health and Zoonoses (ACCAHZ). The centre’s main goal is to sustainably address common animal diseases and threats that can also compromise the health and livelihoods of millions of people dependent on livestock for their subsistence.  Based initially in Malaysia, the location of the centre will rotate within ASEAN countries.

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