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The Institute of International Animal Health / One Health (IITG) is one out of 12 technical institutes of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI), federal research institute for animal health. Within the framework of the FLI mandate, the IITG conducts research and provides scientific advice in the fields of animal health / One Health with a specific focus on international cooperation.

The overall goal is to assist in the control and eradication of transboundary animal diseases (TADs) and zoonoses where they currently circulate, and therefore contribute to protect non-infected countries or regions from the incursion.

The IITG is the primary point of contact to FLI for international organizations as well as other ministries of the German administration in relation to animal health and international cooperation. Within FLI, the IITG assures the proper inclusion of the technical departments hosting the subject matter experts to provide high quality support to our partners.

The work of IITG is based on the three following pillars:

  • provision of technical support in all aspects related to the control and eradication of TADs and zoonotic diseases. This support can be remote or on the ground and is conducted flexible through diverse mechanisms, either via international organizations or within bilateral agreements with partner countries.
  • Strengthening the German committment to international cooperation in the fields of animal health / One Health through cooperative research projects with international partners.
  • Enabling and conducting capacity building for international partners at FLI or in the target countries.