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Vets and doctors pledge to cooperate on One Health

11/28/2015

Excerpt: "A MEMORANDUM of understanding between the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) was renewed on November 16 with the aim of strengthening cooperation between doctors and veterinarians in Europe.

The memorandum of understanding sets out an interprofessional cooperation framework for both disciplines to act together in recognition of the One Health concept. One key area of collaboration is antimicrobial resistance. Katrín Fjeldsted, president of the CPME, said: ‘It is only by working together that we will win against antimicrobial resistance. The CPME-FVE memorandum of understanding, by identifying joint actions to be undertaken in this field, is part of this collaborative exercise.’

In addition to action on antimicrobial resistance, the FVE and CPME also agreed to closer cooperation on issues relating to professional regulation, as well as to ensuring awareness across both disciplines in other policy areas, such as the ongoing negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership."

Vets and doctors pledge to cooperate on One Health. Veterinary Record. 2015;177(21):533.2-533. doi:10.1136/vr.h6368.

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