MSD Animal Health Continues Partnership with AAVMC on Global Antimicrobial Resistance Education Program

MSD Animal Health and the AAVMC are excited to announce their third year of partnership on an international grant program created to help mitigate the global public health problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Administered through the AAVMC’s Council on International Veterinary Medical Education (CIVME), the MSD Animal Health CIVME Antimicrobial Stewardship Grant program seeks to improve instructional programs related to AMR in educational institutions around the world. The program funds two grants for up to $10,000 over a maximum period of 24 months.

“As a company that is highly committed to science-based research, MSD Animal Health supports the responsible use of antibiotics to prevent and treat disease, maintain the health of animals and, ultimately, ensure a safe global food supply,” said Elzo M. Kannekens, DVM, director of global public policy and multilateral affairs, MSD Animal Health. “We advocate for the use of vaccines to prevent disease and are making significant investments in global anti-microbial stewardship efforts to ensure current treatments remain effective as long as possible. As part of this commitment, we are proud to partner with AAVMC to bring forward this international grant program to improve educational programs about antimicrobial resistance.”

The grant program focuses on antibiotic stewardship and emphasizes disease prevention through improved vaccination protocols. Keeping more animals free from infectious disease through immunizations will reduce the amount of antimicrobial agents required to treat sick animals.

The deadline for grant submission is January 14, 2022. Recipients will be announced in March 2022 as part of the AAVMC Annual Conference. Click here for more information about the Antimicrobial Stewardship Grant program or contact with any questions.