The impact of multi-sectoral collaborations under the One Health aproach in the household health environment. The case of poor communities in Accra

Ana Maria Perez Arredondo
Publié: 07 février 2024
Dernière modification: 07 février 2024
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Résumé

In Ghana, the idea of multi-sectoral and interdisciplinary coordination to prevent, respond and manage public health at the human-animal-environmental interface has been present for about twenty years without being directly attached to the One Health (OH) discourse. However, there is little empirical evidence on the benefits obtained at the community level from integrating health actors in Ghana.
This work is based on the hypothesis that the historical development of multi-sectoral collaborations, despite being scattered, has created a common ground for turning the understanding and management of health into a holistic approach. The objective is to provide empirical evidence on the pathways for bringing a holistic health concept to the community level to influence the health environment and risk preferences.

Classifications

Région
Afrique occidentale et centrale
Ampleur de la mise en œuvre
Local
National
Ecosystème
Area-wide development
Connective infrastructure, networks and corridors
Écosystème urbain
Thème
One Health
Conservation des espèces et interventions axées sur l’approche « Une seule santé »
Communication des risques, engagement communautaire et changement de comportement
Mécanisme de coordination One Health
Une seule santé
Bonne gouvernance des paysages
Aspects sanitaires liés aux facteurs socio-économiques tels que la pauvreté, l'éducation, les structures de sécurité sociale, digitalisation, les systèmes de financement et le développement des capacités humaines
Gestion des risques urbains et de catastrophes
City management, governance and finance
Défis
Changements dans le contexte socio-culturel
Health
Mauvaise gouvernance et participation
Objectifs de développement durable
ODD 3 - Bonne santé et bien-être
ODD 11 - Villes et communautés durables

Emplacement

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Impacts

It was proved that the historical development of multi-sectoral collaborations in Ghana made it possible to bridge gaps between health sectors for addressing zoonotic diseases, promoting joint epidemiology training for human and animal health professionals. Moreover, it was observed that the integration of health sectors when addressing urban transformation, urban planning, and economic activities,creates benefits for the promotion of healthy environments at the community level.

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Ana Maria Perez Arredondo Center for Development Research (ZEF) , Bonn University