Strengthening Animal Health Systems
On the 10th of July 2020, Brooke, in collaboration with The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Senegal to the United Nations, hosted this side event at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has revealed both the vital importance of animal health systems along with major weaknesses in those systems. With the pandemic originating in wet markets that largely escape veterinary surveillance, it is clear that animal health needs strengthening as a pillar of One Health – a collaborative and multisectoral approach which aims to achieve optimal health outcomes recognising the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.
This event profiled the interdependence of animals and humans, detailing both the threat from zoonotic diseases and the benefits that animals have on human development and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It highlighted the lack of investment in animal health systems at the same time as pointing to promising developments in the field of One Health.
If you missed this event, you can now watch the recording or access the event summary.
Date: 10th July 2020
Welcome: Abdoulaye Barro, Deputy Permanent Representative of Senegal to the United Nations
Keynote: Dr Jean-Philippe Dop, Deputy Director General, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
Keynote response: Prof. Sarah Cleaveland, Professor of Comparative Epidemiology, University of Glasgow
Dr Jean-Philippe Dop, Deputy Director General, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
Prof. Sarah Cleaveland, Professor of Comparative Epidemiology, University of Glasgow
Dr Papa Seck, Technical Advisor to the President of Senegal on Animal Health, Livestock and Fisheries; Focal Point, Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA)
Dr Raymond Briscoe, Executive Director, Veterinary Surgeon, Dutch Committee for Afghanistan (DCA) Livestock Programs
Laura Kavata, Community Development Advisor, Brooke East Africa
Antonio Rota, Lead Global Technical Specialist – Livestock Development, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Moderator: Joseph Nhan-O’Reilly, Head of Strategic Partnerships, External Affairs & Research, Brooke