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SVA is a national governmental agency under the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, providing expert advice and working for good animal and human health in Sweden. SVA works in close collaboration with other Swedish authorities such as the Board of Agriculture, the National Food Agency and the Public Health Agency of Sweden, as well as academic and industry partners.
Key responsibilities of SVA:
- Risk assessment and preparedness in areas involving origin and spread of animal diseases including zoonoses,
- Provide stakeholders with relevant information and expert advice on issues related to disease preparedness and surveillance of animal diseases and zoonoses.
- Provide veterinary diagnostic laboratory services for zoonotic, epizootic and other notifiable diseases in animals as well as pathogens and contaminants in feed,
- Function as national reference laboratory (NRL) for defined diseases and act as EU reference laboratory for Campylobacter,
- Research and development in support of these activities.
SVA also has the responsibility to monitor and analyse the situation regarding antimicrobial resistance in microorganisms and to design annual surveillance plans both for antimicrobial resistance and for epizootic and zoonotic diseases.
SVAs commitments in One Health EJP
In the first round of research and integrative projects SVA is involved in five: NOVA, METASTAVA and IMPART under WP3, Joint Research Projects, and ORION and COHESIVE under WP4, Joint Integrative Projects. Ann Lindberg, Head of Department of Disease Control and Epidemiology at SVA is a member of the One Health EJP programme management team, leading WP4, Joint integrative projects.
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