Wildlife & Health Alliance: Mission
You are invited to participate in the webinar (February 2nd 2022) “The early bird… catches the emergence of a zoonotic pathogen? Building capacities around how to prevent future zoonotic pandemics” in English or Spanish.
This virtual event (January 18th 2022) discussed the links between wildlife and the emergence of infectious zoonoses and EIDs.
Importance of One Health
One Health describes a holistic approach that recognizes the systemic interconnections between human health and society, animal health as well as environmental health and the climate. The One Health concept is collaborative, multi-sectoral and transdisciplinary and works at local, regional, national and global levels with focus on sustainable and preventive measures to reduce risks to health and wellbeing of humans, animals and the environment.
Wildlife & Health Alliance: Background
The Alliance is committed to the following goals
- Substantially reduce the risks of zoonotic spillovers and step up responses to human health risks caused by contact with wildlife.
- Enhance international and national awareness, knowledge and policies to narrow the gap between science and implementation.
Members of the Alliance will
Potential areas of action of the Alliance and its members include
The Alliance is driven by science-based knowledge and offers a platform for the interdisciplinary members in order to collaborate and expand their individual radius in various ways. The Alliance includes international organizations, national governments, scientific institutions, NGOs and civil society as well as representatives of local and indigenous communities. The membership is based on transparency, equal terms and equal say.
In this short film alliance members from around the globe share what it means to be part of this interdisciplinary platform and why they chose to join the International Alliance against Health Risks in Wildlife Trade.