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ONE HEALTH APPROACH IN NORTH AMERICA
Centers for Disease CDC 1 One Health Office in the United States
1(Centers for disease control and Prevention)
Leading One Health Activities of CDC in the United States and Abroad
The Office of One Health, located within CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases in Atlanta, was the first official office dedicated to One Health within a federal agency.
Established in 2009, it is responsible for promoting the One Health approach at the national and global levels. Members of the Office work closely with human, animal and environmental health partners around the world and with international organizations to build strong partnerships.
The CDC’s One Health Office also leads the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Collaborating Centre for Emerging and Re-emerging Zoonotic Diseases. It also liaises between the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN and the OIE. In 2017 a workshop was held that was a founding element of the ‘One Health’ approach in the US.
The purpose of the One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization (OHZDP) Workshop was to identify zoonoses that pose a risk to the United States and to develop plans to implement and strengthen multisectoral approaches to combat potential diseases.
In 2019, the experience was repeated in Colombia. The multisectoral and multidisciplinary One Health approach identified six potentially dangerous zoonoses (avian influenza, brucellosis, leptospirosis, equine viral encephalitis, zoonotic tuberculosis, and rabies).
Development of tools and training to promote the One Health approach
Prepare for success
Supporting partners in their One Health activities
Knowing how to raise awareness among the major players
Organizing workshops in various countries to identify potentially dangerous zoonoses and take appropriate actions.
Establish a network
Strengthen surveillance and information sharing between the public health, agriculture, and wildlife sectors
Establish a good synergy
Raising awareness of infections that can be contracted from domestic, wild or farmed animals
Development of recommendations for veterinarians, public health officials, wildlife professionals and animal health officials
ABOUT THE PROJECT "ONE HEALTH, ONE CARRIBEAN, ONE LOVE"
12 national One Health community projects were created, developed and implemented by national One Health networks.
One Health Webinars
Promotional videos and
Hard copies of the book “Caribbean resilience and prosperity through One Health” distributed to key One Health stakeholders in the Caribbean.
Strengthening the capacity and skills of veterinary diagnostic laboratories throughout the region through training in quality assurance and biosecurity, proficiency testing, and the introduction of new molecular diagnostic techniques in laboratories.
Laboratory technicians trained in quality assurance (QA) and biosafety.
Veterinary diagnostic laboratory technicians from Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago were trained in real-time molecular PCR technology.
National diagnostic laboratories participated in a proficiency testing exercise.