Identifying and reducing human health risks from wildlife trade needs an internationally coordinated and cooperative approach. To this end, the International Alliance against Health Risks in Wildlife Trade serves as an inclusive and interdisciplinary platform to discuss challenges and formulate solutions vis-á-vis human-wildlife interfaces and associated health risks and the emergence and spread of zoonotic pathogens from wildlife.
During this online session Dr. Catherine Machalaba will give insights into how to operationalize One Health approaches for more coordinated, preventive, and cost-effective systems that promote human, animal, and environmental health given their integral links. As part of these efforts, Catherine works closely on One Health initiatives with a range of governmental and intergovernmental partners and initiatives. She was a lead author of the World Bank One Health Operational Framework published in 2018.