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Annual Report 2017

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SEAOHUN Annual Report 2018

SEAOHUN Annual Report 2016

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SEAOHUN/OHUNs Factsheet

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FAO, OIE, and WHO launch a guide for countries on taking a One Health approach to addressing zoonotic diseases

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Zoonotic diseases continue to be a threat to global health, causing millions of deaths and economic losses every year. To support countries to control these diseases, the Tripartite organisations (FAO, OIE and WHO) today launched a guide entitled ‘Taking a Multisectoral, One Health Approach: A Tripartite Guide to Addressing Zoonotic Diseases in Countries’.

Building multisectoral, One Health bridges to strengthen national capacities

This guide, referred to as the Tripartite Zoonoses Guide (TZG), provides principles, best practices and options to assist countries in achieving sustainable and functional collaboration at the human-animal-environment interface. It is flexible enough to be used for other health threats; for example, food safety and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). By using the TZG and its associated operational tools (which are currently being developed) countries can build or strengthen their national capacities in:

  •  Multisectoral, One Health coordination mechanisms

  •  Strategic planning and emergency preparedness

  •  Surveillance and information sharing

  •  Coordinated investigation and response

  • Joint risk assessment for zoonotic disease threats

  • Risk reduction, risk communication, and community engagement

  • Workforce development


Options for monitoring and evaluating the function and impact of these activities are additionally included to support countries in their efforts to make improvements in their zoonotic disease frameworks, strategies and policies. Moreover, taking the One Health approach presented in the TZG helps countries to make the best use of limited resources and reduces indirect societal losses, such as impacts on livelihoods of small producers, poor nutrition, and restriction of trade and tourism.


Reference: http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Media_Center/docs/EN_TripartiteZoonosesGuide_web.pdf

CDC Field Epidemiology Manual 

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CDC, through a partnership with the CDC Foundation and Oxford University Press, has published The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual. The manual serves as a definitive guide to investigating acute public health events on the ground and in real-time. Assembled and written by experts from CDC as well as other leading public health agencies, The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual offers current and field-tested guidance for every stage of an outbreak investigation -- from identification to intervention and other core considerations along the way.
The current version also provides

  • recommendations and guidance for using new tools in field investigations, including geographic information system data;

  • practical guidance for conducting investigations of major types of problems and in multiple settings, including outbreaks of violence, suicide, and other forms of injury; multinational outbreaks; outbreaks in healthcare and community-care settings; and environmental exposures; and

  • case-study examples of lessons learned from recent field investigations.

The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual is written in an easy-to-read format and enriched with boxes and bulleted points to optimize utility for investigators in the field. It serves as an essential resource for epidemiologists and other health professionals working in local, state, national, and international settings.
Free open access is available : https://www.cdc.gov/eis/field-epi-manual/

Advancing Global Partnerships: SEAOHUN, a Network of Universities Advancing One Health Workforce Development in Southeast Asia

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Poster Presentation in THE 5TH GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY AGENDA (GHSA) MINISTERIAL MEETING 2018

The Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN) was established in 2011 with support from the USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats RESPOND Project. SEAOHUN works in collaboration with universities and faculties in the Southeast Asia region to enhance academic partnerships and One Health workforce capacity building. 

 

SEAOHUN has successfully implemented its mission throughout the past 7 years in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam as the member countries and has recently begun its operation in the expansion countries within the region to Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar with the support of the USAID, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and U.S. Department of State.
 

Global Health Security Agenda

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GHSA NEWSLETTER,

Volume 02 / Nov 7th 2018

Joint External Evaluation tool (2nd edition)

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The first edition of the WHO Joint External Evaluation (JEE) tool was made available in February 2016, and by the end of December 2017 67 countries had requested a JEE to WHO and completed the voluntary evaluation using this tool.

In late 2016, the JEE Secretariat began the process of systematically collecting suggestions and comments on improving the first edition of the JEE tool from WHO Regional Offices, technical area leads in WHO headquarters and external experts who had participated in one or more JEE missions and Member States who had conducted a JEE or were preparing for a JEE. The suggested improvements and comments were collated into an annotated version of the JEE tool and in April 2017, WHO convened a global meeting with over 90 global technical experts and all WHO ROs to discuss the suggested improvements and recommend changes.

These changes and suggested improvements are reflected in the second edition of the JEE tool.

Reference: https://extranet.who.int/sph/joint-external-evaluation-tool-2nd-edition

The OIE Tool for the Evaluation of Performance of Veterinary Services (OIE PVS Tool)

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In this era of globalisation, the development and growth of many countries, as well as the prevention and control of major biological disasters, depend on the performance of their agricultural and food policies and economies, and this, in turn, directly relates to the quality of their Veterinary Services (VS). Important roles for VS include veterinary public health – including food-borne diseases – and regional and international market access for animals and animal products. To meet current and future opportunities and challenges, VS should be independent and objective in their activities and decisions should be based on sound science and immune from political pressure.

Strengthening of VS to help them comply with OIE international standards for quality and evaluation requires active participation and investment by both the public and the private sector. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has refined an Evaluation Tool developed initially in collaboration with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) to produce the OIE Tool for the Evaluation of Performance of Veterinary Services (OIE PVS Tool). The OIE PVS Tool is designed to assist VS to establish their current level of performance, to identify gaps and weaknesses in their ability to comply with OIE international standards, to form a shared vision with stakeholders (including the private sector) and to establish priorities and carry out strategic initiatives.

Reference: http://www.oie.int/solidarity/pvs-evaluations/oie-pvs-tool

One Health: Operational framework for strengthening human, animal and environmental public health systems at their interface

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Public health systems have critical and clear relevance to the World Bank’s twin goals of poverty eradication and boosting shared prosperity. In particular, they are impacted by, and must respond to,significant threats at human-animal-environment interface. Most obvious are the diseases shared between humans and animals (“zoonotic” diseases), which comprise more than 60 percent of known human infectious pathogens; but also aspects of vector-borne disease, food and water safety and security, and antimicrobial resistance. Public health systems must therefore be resilient and prepared to face existing and future disease threats at the human-animal-environment interface. the Operational Framework provides a strong orientation to One Health to assist users inunderstanding and implementing it, from rationale to concrete guidance for its application. Six core chapters are included, supported by annexes diving deeper into operational tools and recent World Bank alignment with One Health topics, and a glossary that explains key terms, including interpretations specific to the Operational Framework. Chapter one presents background on the need and scope for One Health, showing how it is inclusive of and can be useful in addressing a broad range of priorities for human and animal health and environment sectors. Chapter two reviews the economic argument for One Health for the global and local public good – both through more effective disease prevention and control, as well as

operational efficiencies at countryand project level. Chapter three showcases relevant tools and initiatives for One Health that support capacity for human, animal and or 

environmental health sectors, bringing them together and articulating possible connections as well as identifying priority areas for further development to aid in successful One Health operations, with additional examples provided in the Annex. Chapters four to six present specific applications of One Health. Examples of entry points for One Healththinking are shown in Chapter four, including determining relevance of different sectors for involvement based on the specific context. Chapter five outlines the building blocks for embedding One Health approaches to prepare for endemic, emerging and pandemic threats, all the way from disease prevention to recovery. Finally, noting the challenge of monitoring progress across sectors, Chapter six outlines possible pathways for monitoring and upscaling, showcasing indicators from relevant Bank projects. The Operational Framework is intended as a guide for One Health operations, from project and program scoping and identification stages to design and implementation, including monitoring and evaluation, to help optimize investments.

Reference: http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/703711517234402168/Operational-framework-for-strengthening-human-animal-and-environmental-public-health-systems-at-their-interface

Antimicrobial Resistance Policy Review and Development Framework

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FAO Releases AMR Policy Review and Development Framework

This framework was developed to guide national action planning and policy development taking a One Health approach. It is a regional guide for governments in Asia and the Pacific to review, update and develop policies to address antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use in animal production: http://www.fao.org/3/CA1486EN/ca1486en.pdf

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