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One Health Related Meetings: March 2009 - May 2010

Operationalizing "One Health": A Policy Perspective – Taking Stock and Shaping an Implementation Roadmap

Date

May 4-6, 2010

Location

Atlanta, GA

Organizer

The CDC, in collaboration with OIE, FAO, WHO

Summary

This meeting brought together a select group of leaders from national Ministries of Health and Agriculture, the European Commission, the United Nations, the World Bank, and other diverse institutions from the academic, policy and economic sectors, to contribute their expertise and experience to the discussion. The participants reviewed progress to date in terms of leading practices related to "One Health" and identified key policy decisions and financial commitments necessary to support sustainability and expansion. Seven workgroups were formed to collaboratively develop and implement key activities that will further attainment of defined three to five year goals, and that are feasible for completion over the next 18 months.

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Second FAO-OIE-WHO Joint Technical Consultation

Date

April 27-29, 2010

Location

Verona, Italy

Organizer

FAO, OIE, WHO

Summary

This scientific consultation attempted to identify commonalities and similarities among emerging infectious diseases, including influenzas, which have arisen at the human-animal interface, through careful examination of disease events reported worldwide. The outcomes of this consultation provided the technical basis for developing or modifying policies and strategies to more effectively prepare for and respond to future disease events.

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International Ministerial Conference on Animal and Pandemic Influenza: The Way Forward

Date

April 19-21, 2010

Location

Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Organizer

Government of Viet Nam in coordination with the EU and USA, with the support of the UN System Influenza Coordination (UNSIC) and key international agencies in animal and human health: the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health and the World Health Organization, the Asian Development Bank, and the World Bank.

Summary

This conference built on a series of preceding international ministerial conferences and senior officials meetings since 2005, which have provided a platform for an unprecedented coordination in planning and action to respond to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) caused by the A/H5N1 strain, to prepare for a possible influenza pandemic and to strengthen jointly animal and human health systems on a long term basis.

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Shifting from Emergency Response to Prevention of Pandemic Disease Threats at Source, Chatham House

Date

March 16-17, 2010

Location

London, England

Organizer

The Energy, Environment and Development Programme and the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House

Summary

This meeting was convened to discuss options for strengthening collaboration between Wildlife, Livestock and Human Health Sectors to prevent the emergence and spread of infectious diseases at the human-animal-interface.

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One World, One Health: from ideas to action

Date

March 16-19, 2009

Location

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Organizer

The Public Health Agency of Canada

Summary

The purpose of the consultation was to discuss the Strategic Framework and to identify and shape country-level recommended actions to globally advance the framework. The meeting concluded that moving forward the animal, human, and ecosystem interface concepts of "One Health" required commitment at all levels – international, regional, national, and local. Participants recommended the development of supra-country approaches that use multidisciplinary/trans-disciplinary methods in additions to trans-boundary/regional approaches to integrate efforts.

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