One Health


RuVASA 2017 congress was held at Misty Hills Country Hotel, Gauteng from 31st May to 2ndJune.  The congress serves to provide RuVASA members with quality continuing professional development and promote collaboration between veterinarians, industry and producer organizations. This year a record number of delegates attended the congress to listen to lectures, interact […]

The Annual Plenary Meeting Concludes with the Dublin Charter for One Health-2017-07-04

The South African Veterinary Council recently shared the following on the Dublin Charter for One Health: The Council brings together former world leaders and focuses on issues related to global security and has been examining the role of health security over the last few years. At this year’s meeting […]

WHO-Strategic Partnership Portal-2017-05-26

About Strategic Partnership Portal (SPP) AboutSPP.JPG   The SPP allows countries, donors, partners, international agencies (WHO, FAO, OIE), and other relevant health security stakeholders to discern the activities and initiatives that are being carried out in countries in building IHR capacities.


  Promoting World Veterinary Day (29 April 2017)-2017-04-13 See here the letter from the President the South African Veterinary Council:   Dear Colleagues In celebration of the World Veterinary Day on the 29th April, we requested Prof Moritz van Vuuren, Director Food Safety and Security to draft questions and answers […]

Food Security-2017-04-04

By 2050, the world population is predicted to surpass 9.5 billion of which more than 8 billion will live in the developing world and have a disproportionate increase in income per capita. The FAO estimates a 1.1-percent increase in milk production and 1.2-percent increase in meat production per year will […]

Brucellosis Vaccination-2017-03-29

Imagine 10% of the nation’s beef and dairy cattle herd infected with a contagious disease causing pregnancy loss and reproductive failure. What’s more, that same contagious disease makes people sick, sometimes with long-term repercussions. That was the situation in the mid-1930’s with brucellosis. Let’s just vaccimate! See here the article […]