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Archived Meetings: March 2009 - May 2010

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Operationalizing "One Health": A Policy Perspective – Taking Stock and Shaping an Implementation Roadmap (2010)

Date: May 4-6, 2010

Location: Atlanta, GA

Organizer: The CDC, in collaboration with OIE, FAO, WHO


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. 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.

Meeting Reports

Meeting Presentations

Second FAO-OIE-WHO Joint Technical Consultation (2010)

Date: April 27-29, 2010

Location: Verona, Italy

Organizer: FAO, OIE, WHO


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.

Meeting Documents

International Ministerial Conference on Animal and Pandemic Influenza: The Way Forward (2010)

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.


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.

Meeting Documents

  • Hanoi Declaration

Shifting from Emergency Response to Prevention of Pandemic Disease Threats at Source, Chatham House (2010)

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


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.

Meeting Documents

One World, One Health: from ideas to action (2009)

Date: March 16-19, 2009

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Organizer: The Public Health Agency of Canada


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.

Meeting Documents