Health Risks at the Human-Animal Ecosystem Interface - Where to Go from Here: Practical Steps Forward, Challenges and Opportunities


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GRF One Health Summit 2012, Davos: Presentation by United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Food Security and Nutrition, UN System Coordination on Avian and Pandemic Influenza

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Health Risks at the Human-Animal Ecosystem Interface - Where to Go from Here: Practical Steps Forward, Challenges and Opportunities

  1. 1. HEALTH RISKS AT THEHUMAN-ANIMAL-ECOSYSTEM INTERFACE Where to go from here: Challenges, Opportunities, Practical Steps David Nabarro: 20 February 2012: 1200
  2. 2. ELEMENTS• 2012: Time of Opportunity• 2012: Evolving Narrative• 2012: Time to Value One Health Working• 2012: Ten Practical Steps
  3. 3. 2012: TIME OF OPPORTUNITY• Disaster Risk Reduction and the Hyogo Framework• Trans-boundary Animal Diseases and Avian Influenza• One Health Movement : Towards a Safer World : Applying the lessons of Pandemic Preparedness more widely• Widening interest in Risk Prediction and Management: Global Risks 2012 - economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological• Multiple Stakeholders Engaged : Business, Society, State, Science• Focus on Agriculture – Safe Food Systems – Nutrition and Health; water, energy, ecosystems, climate nexus; Climate- smart and Evergreen: Protracted crises and Pastoralism• Foresight Studies with emphasis on long-term policy
  4. 4. 2012: EVOLVING NARRATIVE• Planetary Security, Food Security, Human Security are featuring in dialogue among youth groups, business leaders, government leaders, civil society: local regional and global• Consistent focus on risks and benefits – now and in the future: resonance and synergy.• Recognition that boundaries and interfaces matter – between people, species, systems, professions, cultures – and that work at interfaces and across boundaries brings progress.• This work is challenging to sustain in and institution but there is a Movement underway
  5. 5. 2012: VALUE ONE HEALTH WORKING• Interfaces are risky and can be dangerous• Particularly when bureaucracies are under pressure to cut their costs and exposure• Dangers flourish when mandates and accountability are rigid• Risks of Ill Health at Interfaces are Well-Known• Well-being of Individuals, Households, Societies, Governments, Nations, Cultures depends on good care of health at interfaces• That is why we value One Health working and seek to promote it.
  6. 6. 2012 PRACTICAL STEPS1. Start with experience from communities and countries2. Bring livestock into all politics on Poverty and Equity, Food Security and Safety, Value Chains & Risk Management3. Focus on Resilience in face of Health Risks at Interfaces4. Advocate Whole of Society Approaches5. Nurture Professionals Networks that Span Interfaces6. Ensure Strong Normative Institutional Anchor7. Stimulate Innovative Energy – partner with farmers and consumers, business, research, youth groups8. Establish and maintain an Operational Framework as a basis for Investment with strong regulatory base9. Seek Financing Mechanisms that support effective investments10. Work towards Multi-Stakeholder Guidance Process: sustain the spirit of movement and leadership from countries