Multi-sectoral network building for monitoring wildlife diseases for One Health

Published: 21 June 2022
Last edited: 21 June 2022

- WildHealthBuild: Building partnerships and breaking down silos across the human health, animal health, and environment/ wildlife sectors is an essential first step in planning and implementing wildlife surveillance for One Health intelligence, improving coordinated result sharing and response and the likelihood that networks and sustainable and used to guide science-based policy and disease control mechanisms going forward.

Classifications

Category
Alliance and partnership development
Co-management building
Communication, outreach and awareness building
Legal and policy frameworks, policy advocacy
Management planning
Scale of implementation
Subnational
National
Multi-national
Phase of solution
Planning phase
Inception phase
Implementation
Monitoring
Documentation and dissemination of results
Review phase
Entirety

Enabling factors

- Long-term funding from international donors

- Support and buy-in from national government actors at local, provincial, and national levels

- Support and buy-in from central government across human health, animal health, and wildlife/ environmental sectors

Lessons learned

Convening regular multi-sectoral meetings for open discourse on the challenges and opportunities to monitoring and management of disease at the wildlife-human-livestock interface, and improving communications and trust between and across sectors, is critical in the joint development of functional, long-term wildlife surveillance networks for One Health intelligence, and adoption of associated policies. This takes considerable time and a sustained effort, often, unfortunately, outside of the normal funding cycles of donor agencies.

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