FAO, OIE, WHO Adopt ‘One Health’ Approach To Respond To Threat Of Infectious Diseases In Asia-Pacific Region

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: International organizations step up coordination in human and animal health sectors to ward off infectious diseases and rising antimicrobial resistance
“Alarmed by the continuing threat of infectious diseases that can spread between animals and humans in Asia and the Pacific, three international organizations have announced they are increasing their coordination to respond more effectively across the region. From rabies to zoonotic influenza, zoonotic diseases pose a threat to human and animal health, and there is a growing urgency for the Asia-Pacific Region to better collaborate and coordinate efforts in response, announced the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO). … In order to respond more effectively to these threats at the animal-human-ecosystems interface a ‘One Health’ approach is being adopted, officials said today at a workshop to strengthen multi-sectoral collaboration organized by the regional Tripartite…” (4/9).