A new Tripartite operational tool is available to support countries in the implementation of joint risk assessments for zoonoses, complementing the existing Tripartite Zoonoses Guide.
The Operational Tool on Joint Risk Assessments (JRA OT) has been developed by the Tripartite organisations (FAO, OIE and WHO) and technical experts to provide guidance on how to set up a joint risk assessment process at national level. While it describes step-by-step how to conduct each component of the process, it also provides model documents and templates to support its implementation by staff from national ministries responsible for management of zoonotic diseases.
What are the benefits?
- Joint risk assessments are adaptable and can be organized through existing coordination mechanisms, platforms, and task forces.
- Bringing together expertise and information from all relevant sectors contributes to the understanding and management of shared threats at the human-animal-environment interface.
- Based upon risk monitoring, management, and communication recommendations from a joint risk assessment, decision-makers can implement science-based measures and align communication messages between sectors.