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Coalition makes recommendations for draft pandemic treaty

The Action for Animal Health coalition has submitted recommendations to the INB on the specific text it wants to see in the next draft of a pandemic treaty. Specifically, it wants to see more provisions to prevent the spillover of infectious diseases from animals to people – including strengthening animal health systems. The treaty draft must also acknowledge the contribution of the animal health workforce to the protection of global health.

Read our recommendations on WHO CAII here.

Watch A4AH member Brooke’s submission to the pandemic treaty public hearing below


Brooke Pakistan’s Advocacy Manager Naeem Abbas said: “Zoonotic diseases that jump from animals to humans are a high burden for my country. They threaten the health of animals and people. Millions of people here live closely with animals and rely on livestock for their household income. The recent devastating floods have affected 33 million people and killed around one million livestock. At the same time, our animal health system is weak, which increases the risk of zoonotic diseases and the risk of spillover to humans.

Watch A4AH’s senior coordinator, Ellie Parravani’s submission to the public hearing below


She said: “The coalition is pleased that One Health has had such a spotlight during the pandemic treaty negotiations so far but the reality is that animal health systems, a core component of One Health, are underfunded. At international level, we wish to see recognition of the importance of animal health systems to prevention, preparedness and response.”

Read our recommendations here