Tripartite Zoonoses Guide published
As global trade and travel expands, zoonotic diseases are increasingly posing concerns worldwide and new health challenges are emerging at the human-animal-environment interface. To face these threats, collaboration, coordination, communication, and concerted action between different sectors are needed, using a multisectoral, One Health approach. However, many countries lack the capacity to implement such collaboration.
To support countries in filling these gaps, FAO, OIE and WHO have produced a guide entitled ‘Taking a Multisectoral, One Health Approach: A Tripartite Guide to Addressing Zoonotic Diseases in Countries’.
This guide, referred to as the Tripartite Zoonoses Guide (TZG), provides principles, best practices and options to assist countries in achieving sustainable and functional collaboration at the human-animal-environment interface. In addition to zoonotic diseases, it also applies to other health threats; for example, food safety and antimicrobial resistance. Associated operational tools are currently being developed.
For more information, see: http://www.fao.org/ag/againfo/resources/en/publications/TZG/TZG.htm