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India accounts for 3 percent of global consumption of antibiotics in poultry, cattle: Vardhan

  • 19 Feb, 2019
  • India

Union Science & Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said estimates of global antibiotic use in poultry, swine and cattle in 2010 indicate that India accounts for three percent of global consumption and is among the top consumers worldwide, along with China, the United States, Brazil and Germany.
The conference plans to launch India's new One Health Initiative - an intersectoral approach to tackling the most urgent health threats in India as well as in low and
middle income countries across South and South East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. 
Inaugurating the conference, the Minister said the subject matter “One Health” dealing with human and animal health together in interaction with the environment in an integrated manner is an urgent need for protecting the global health and secure livelihoods.


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