EPRUMA partners recognise that animals, humans and the environment are interconnected. Healthy animals make healthy people and we are committed to make this happen. Since 2005 EPRUMA has been actively promoting a holistic approach that improves health and welfare of animals and minimises disease, therefore decreases the need to use antibiotics.
Our efforts have yield great results as it is clearly depicted in the last ESVAC report, where the overall decrease in use of antibiotics in EU reached 20% between 2009 and 2016.
On European Antibiotics Awareness Day, EPRUMA partners restate our adherence to our commitments and continue to:
EPRUMA partners call for all stakeholders to endorse One Health approach in promoting responsible use of medicines in both humans and animals, by emphasising on hygiene, good nutrition, health plans, awareness and proper diagnosis.