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OIE-WAHIS: A new era for animal health data

At a time when the world is facing an unprecedented pandemic, the importance of animal disease surveillance has become evident. To support countries maintaining global transparency and reporting matters of animal and public health, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) launches the renovated World Animal Health Information System (OIE-WAHIS).
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    One Health

    The “One Health” concept summarised an idea that had been known for more than a century; that human health and animal health are interdependent and bound to the health of the ecosystems in which they exist. We envisaged and implemented it as a collaborative global approach to understanding risks for human and animal health and ecosystem health as a whole.
  • Disease Data Collection

    Disease Data Collection

    Disease Data Collection The new OIE World Animal Health Information System, better known as OIE-WAHIS, is an internet-based computer system that processes data on animal diseases in real-time and then informs the international community. Access…
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    Antimicrobial resistance

    Antimicrobial agents are medicines used to treat infections, particularly those of bacterial origin. These medicines are essential to protect human and animal health, as well as animal welfare.
  • Animal Welfare

    Animal Welfare

    Animal welfare is a complex and multi-faceted subject with scientific, ethical, economic, cultural, social, religious and political dimensions. It is attracting growing interest from civil society and is one of the priorities of the OIE.

Avian Influenza

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What moves us to improve animal health in the world

Animal health plays a leading role in maintaining global health, socio-economic and environmental balances. To safeguard it, we work hand in hand with the Veterinary Services of its 182 Members, helping to make our relationship with the animal world a source of sustainable development. We are constantly reinforcing our efforts to restructure and improve the global governance of animal health and welfare.