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World Organisation for Animal Health: strengthening Veterinary Services for effective One Health collaboration

Author(s) : S. Corning

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To effectively reduce health risks at the animal–human–ecosystems interface, a One Health strategy is crucially important to create strong national and regional animal health systems that are well coordinated with strong public health systems. Animal diseases, particularly those caused by new and emerging zoonotic pathogens, must be effectively controlled at their source to reduce their potentially devastating impact upon both animal and human health. As the international organisation responsible for developing standards, guidelines and recommendations for animal health, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) plays an important role in minimising animal and public health risks attributable to zoonoses and other animal diseases, which can have severe consequences for global food safety and security.

Keywords
Animal health – One Health – Public health – Veterinary governance – Veterinary Services – World Organisation for Animal Health – Zoonosis.

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