Ahead of the 22 April deadline, Action for Animal Health has made textual proposals for what should be in a new World Health Organisation pandemic accord.
This year, member states started negotiating a new pandemic treaty to protect the world from future pandemics. Action for Animal Health is advocating for the new treaty to contain specific obligations to prevent zoonotic disease from spilling over from animals to people.
The coalition says that animal health systems are critical to the prevention of disease, the early detection of pathogens, reporting, control, and prevention of spread. But many remain under resourced, putting people and animals at risk of the impact of diseases with pandemic potential.
Action for Animal Health calls on member states and multilateral organisations to commit preventing pandemics at the source during this year of negotiations.
Read the coalition’s textual proposals here.