Implementing One Health approaches to confront emerging and re-emerging zoonotic disease threats: lessons from PREDICT

Lowe's mona monkey

Implementing One Health approaches to confront emerging and re-emerging zoonotic disease threats: lessons from PREDICT

Terra R. Kelly, Catherine Machalaba, William B. Karesh, Paulina Zielinska Crook, Kirsten Gilardi, Julius Nziza, Marcela M. Uhart, Erika Alandia Robles, Karen Saylors, Damien O. Joly, Corina Monagin, Prime Mulembakani Mangombo, Placide Mbala Kingebeni, Rudovick Kazwala, David Wolking, Woutrina Smith, PREDICT Consortium & Jonna A.K. Mazet

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A One Health approach incorporates the surveillance of animals, humans, and the environment to detect and mitigate pathogenic threats.  

Key Lessons 

  • The value of a One Health approach is not contested, but challenges remain regarding the implementation of One Health platforms 
  • The One Health approach utilized by USAID’s PREDICT program was successful in early pathogen detection during outbreaks, rapid outbreak response and containment, and strengthening laboratory capacity for viral detection 

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