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What is the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA)?

FAVA is a federation of veterinary medical associations from 23 countries and regions in the Asia-Pacific region, established in 1978.
It consists of approximately 400,000 veterinarians, and its headquarters is located in Bangkok, Thailand.

Members of the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations(FAVA)
(24 organizations from 23 countries)

  • Australia

  • Afghanistan

  • Hong Kong

  • Indonesia

  • India

  • Japan

  • Korea

  • Mongolia

  • Myanmar

  • Nepal

  • New Zealand

  • Philippines

  • Singapore

  • Sri Lanka

  • Taiwan

  • Thailand

  • Tajikistan

  • Timor-Leste

  • Malaysia

  • Vietnam

  • India

  • Kyrgyzstan

  • United Arab Emirates

  • United States of America


We hold FAVA Congress every two years, as well as other international academic exchange programs on veterinary education. Currently, there are six standing committees, including One Health, that are actively engaged in a wide range of activities, such as programs to prevent infectious diseases and AMR, ensure food safety, and improve veterinary education.

FAVA One Health Fukuoka Office

FAVA One Health Fukuoka Office, which serves as a FAVA office in Japan, gathers and shares information on activities of Asia-Oceania countries related to One Health, and helps plan programs for conferences held by FAVA and veterinary medical associations in various countries.
We’re now discussing plans to carry out collaborative initiatives with UN-Habitat Fukuoka Office.

History of FAVA One Health Fukuoka Office

February 24, 2022 Japan Veterinary Medical Association (JVMA) announces its plans to build “FAVA Japan Office.”
July 26, 2022 Governor of Fukuoka Prefecture and others invite JVMA to build “FAVA Japan Office” in Fukuoka City.
August 10, 2022 FAVA announces plans of building its office in Fukuoka City, Japan.
November 9, 2022 FAVA and Fukuoka Prefecture sign a memorandum of understanding to build the office in ACROS Fukuoka (Prefectural Facility of Fukuoka).
April 1, 2023 “FAVA One Health Fukuoka Office Preparatory Office” opens in Fukuoka Veterinary and Livestock Hall.
August 1, 2023 FAVA opens “FAVA One Health Fukuoka Office.”

Mission of FOF

  • Promote the health of humans, animals, and the environment
  • Strengthen the collaboration between different fields, such as medicine, environmental studies, and education-related fields
  • Promote education and awareness-raising activities
  • Facilitate data collection and analysis and disseminate information in Asia
  • Expand international cooperation
  • Contribute to local economic development through the One Health Approach

One Health Certified Amaou Strawberry

Flowers of Sendan (Chinaberry Tree)

Sendan trees are considered to contribute to a healthier environment and improve human health.

Examples of FOF Initiatives

November 13, 2022
“Asia One Health Fukuoka Declaration 2022”

  • Implementing FAVA One Health Action Plan
  • Gathering and sharing information on One Health activities in each FAVA member country
  • Cooperating with FAVA Congress and One Health projects in each FAVA member country
  • Creating and distributing educational materials on One Health in multiple languages

February 16, 2022
Presented a request to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to implement “One Health” concepts

  • One Health international forum and seminars
  • One Health experiential training and practical education
  • Collaborating with relevant organizations, especially with UN-HABITAT Fukuoka Office
  • Cooperating and supporting One Health activities in Japan and Fukuoka Prefecture

October 16, 2022
“One Health Carbon Gate” was completed in Chikugo Regional Park

April 21, 2023
“Memorandum of Understanding for the Promotion of One Health” concluded by Fukuoka Prefecture and the University of Hawaii.

FAVA One Health Fukuoka Office
Organization Chart