COVID-19 has clearly shown why One Health is key to ensuring the healthy and sustainable future of the planet: Humans, animals and the environment are connected.
There is a significant increase in the emergence of infectious agents and in the potential risk of new pandemics, as seen by COVID-19. A previously unknown pathogen can emerge from a wildlife source at any time in any place and without any warning. We need to create and maintain alert and response systems to detect and quickly react to outbreaks of international concern. We need to share information rapidly and transparently. Global cooperation and global participation is needed. A One Health approach is crucial.
The One Health Platform will be organising 2 webinars to deal with these questions and discuss with the stakeholders of the One Health Community.
Webinar 2 – Risks of future pandemic threats and how to prepare
- SESSION 1 Threats from the animal-human reservoir
Richard Kock , Royal Veterinary College , United Kingdom
- SESSION 2 Bats as an example of a major reservoir
Linfa Wang , Duke-NUS Medical School , Singapore
- SESSION 3 Global Health security aspects of the animal-human interface
Rebecca Katz , Georgetown University Medical Center , USA
- SESSION 4 How to prepare for the next pandemic?
Ann Moen , World Health Organisation , Geneva