The case for investing in animal health to support One Health


A report by the Action for Animal Health coalition, 2023

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While One Health is gaining traction at a global level to combat emerging health threats, there are significant barriers to delivering it on the ground because of the lack of investment in animal health systems. Outbreaks of animal and zoonotic diseases, and antimicrobial resistance, are the inevitable result of this lack of investment. This new report by the Action for Animal Health coalition recommends stronger investment in the animal health workforce, surveillance, and improved access to veterinary medicines and vaccines in order to boost animal health systems. There must also be better communication and data sharing across the One Health sectors. Healthy animals are essential to human health. With humans and animals living in increasingly closer proximity, animal health must receive appropriate investment if a One Health approach is to succeed.


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