The majority of human infectious diseases are of animal origin, and many recent emerging infectious diseases (EIDs), such as HIV/AIDS, the Nipah virus, severe acute...
Investing in One Health – cross-sectoral, multidisciplinary coordination and collaboration across the human health, animal health, and environmental health sectors – is crucial for maintaining healthy agricultural and food systems and addressing global health security risks. Such action can reduce the threat of future pandemics through upstream preventive actions, early detection, and agile responses to zoonotic and emerging infectious diseases outbreaks, coupled with measures for promoting food safety, including anti-microbial resistance. This regional review, conducted jointly by the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, assesses the socioeconomic impacts of zoonotic diseases and epidemics across the East Asia and Pacific region, providing a background on why emerging infectious diseases are occurring more frequently in this region. This review looks at the benefits of using a risk-based approach, assesses the management of animal and wildlife health and the ability to identify and respond to emerging threats and protect the health, agricultural production, and ecosystem services. It provides recommendations on priority activities to be undertaken, and offers governments and their development partners the evidence and analysis needed to make more and better investments in wildlife systems and animal health to improve global health security.
|Year of publication|
|Geographic coverage||AsiaSouth-Eastern AsiaPacific|
05 Jul 2022
|Related organisation(s)||FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsWorld Bank|
|Knowledge service | Metadata||Global Food and Nutrition Security |Sustainable Food Systems |Food system|
|Digital Europa Thesaurus (DET)||animal healthpublic healthenvironmental protectionzoonosispandemicdisease preventionAgriculturelivestockwildlifeImpact Assessment|
The scientific evidence reviewed in this workshop report demonstrates that pandemics are becoming more frequent. Their underlying causes are the same global environmental changes...
A debate has emerged over the potential socio-ecological drivers of wildlife-origin zoonotic disease outbreaks and emerging infectious disease (EID) events. This Review explores the extent...