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EVENT: One Health and pandemic prevention – why animal health is key to a pandemic treaty

Governments are currently negotiating an historic global pandemic treaty to protect us from future pandemics. Last year’s special World Health Assembly agreed that the new accord will focus on early detection and prevention of pandemics, as well as the “One Health” approach (which recognises the links between human, environmental and animal health).

In this session, experts from civil society and multilaterals will discuss why robust animal health systems are critical to putting One Health into practice and reduce the risk of zoonoses spilling over to people. At this event, you’ll find out why stronger animal health systems are key to preventing another pandemic. You’ll also hear recommendations and learning for ensuring that animal health is part of the pandemic treaty. Please join us to ensure that any new pandemic treaty considers steps to strengthen animal health systems to prevent another pandemic.

Who should attend

  • Anyone wishing to understand why One Health and animal health are vital to prevent pandemics
  • Policymakers and civil servants
  • Multilateral organisations
  • Civil society
  • Those involved in pandemic treaty negotiations
  • Anyone working to secure human health, animal health or environment


  • Moderated by Patricia Amira
  • Dr Klara Saville, Brooke/Action for Animal Health
  • Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, founder and CEO of Conservation through Public Health
  • Dr Mariana Vale, Ecology Department, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Preventing Pandemics at the Source,  and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Dr Chadia Wannous, One Health Global Coordinator, OIE
  • Dr Angélique Angot, Laboratory Specialist, FAO

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Event Details

Date and time: Tuesday 28 June 2022, 12 – 1.15 pm (BST, GMT+1)

Location: Zoom – please register to receive link