From left, Dr. Osbil Watson, Chief Veterinary Officer at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, in discussion with Dr. Winston De La Haye, Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health; and Dr. Tomlin Paul, Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies (UWI), at the Antibiotic Awareness Week Opening Ceremony, held at the UWI, Mona on November 14.
15 Nov 2017
Chief veterinary officer in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr Osbil Watson, has joined the call for the prudent use of antibiotics not only by humans, but also in livestock production. This, he said, was because of the inextricable link between human and animal health and their interaction in the environment. The chief vet, who was among the speakers at Jamaica’s launch of World Antibiotic Awareness Week held Tuesday, November 14 at the Regional Headquarters of the University of the West Indies, Mona, pointed out that over 60 per cent of human diseases were of...