World Society for the Protection of Animals
The challenges of urbanisation:
The need for integration in
community resilien...
World Society for the Protection of Animals

Presentation overview

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Context and vision

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Animals in an urban setting
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World Society for the Protection of Animals

Animals and the
role they play

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Livestock and companion
animals play a cri...
World Society for the Protection of Animals

Our vision
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Animals and the people who
depend on them are protected
from di...
World Society for the Protection of Animals

Animals in
urban disasters
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Addressing community needs
on major healt...
World Society for the Protection of Animals

Animals in urban
Disaster Management
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Animals are part of the big
pic...
World Society for the Protection of Animals

The alternative

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Increase a city’s vulnerability to
shocks and longer...
World Society for the Protection of Animals

Case example:
Haiti earthquake
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WSPA is building health and
community ...
World Society for the Protection of Animals

Animals in urban
disease management
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Millions of dogs are inhumanely
c...
World Society for the Protection of Animals

Science based solutions
• Dogs are the main reservoir
host for human and cani...
World Society for the Protection of Animals

Case example:
Zanzibar disease
control
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We partnered with the government
to...
World Society for the Protection of Animals

Impact:
‘One Health’ approach
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Human and animal health
connected through...
Summary – One Health solutions
World Society for the Protection of Animals
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GRF 2nd One Health Summit 2013: Presentation by Nicole Fassina, WSPA

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The challenges of urbanisation: The need for integration in community resilience to disasters and disease

  1. 1. World Society for the Protection of Animals The challenges of urbanisation: The need for integration in community resilience to disasters and disease
  2. 2. World Society for the Protection of Animals Presentation overview • Context and vision • Animals in an urban setting o o • Focus on disaster management Focus on disease management “One Health” in action
  3. 3. World Society for the Protection of Animals Animals and the role they play • Livestock and companion animals play a critical part in people’s lives • Essential in health, livelihoods, food security, poverty reduction and overall resilience • Welfare overlooked or not included despite the significance/role of animals being increasingly recognised
  4. 4. World Society for the Protection of Animals Our vision • Animals and the people who depend on them are protected from disasters, including significant health burdens • The needless killing of companion animals ends and, in turn, people’s lives are saved through humane rabies elimination programmes • Possible through the integration of animal welfare practices into urban planning and management
  5. 5. World Society for the Protection of Animals Animals in urban disasters • • • • Addressing community needs on major health-related issues Productive asset loss plays a role within multiple livelihood strategies Adaptation from rural to urban and integration into urban economy Coordinated response is even more important in cities with critical interdependencies
  6. 6. World Society for the Protection of Animals Animals in urban Disaster Management • • • • Animals are part of the big picture in effective Disaster Management Support in building basic disaster resilience and the ability to recover quickly Animals are affected in the same way - similar basic needs There are simple practical and tailored processes that can be introduced to achieve this
  7. 7. World Society for the Protection of Animals The alternative • • • Increase a city’s vulnerability to shocks and longer recovery and development time needed Direct disease and economic burdens on communities Indirect burdens through decreased economic growth, loss of livelihoods, loss of jobs, increased poverty and malnutrition
  8. 8. World Society for the Protection of Animals Case example: Haiti earthquake • • • WSPA is building health and community resilience through animal solutions globally WSPA has numerous global relationships as examples of these solutions Provides further capacity building and sustainable solutions for governments and communities
  9. 9. World Society for the Protection of Animals Animals in urban disease management • • • Millions of dogs are inhumanely culled worldwide in an attempt to stop the spread of canine rabies Killing dogs is not the solution as it does not stop the disease; mass dog vaccination is the only proven solution WSPA works with governments to examine their proposed reasons for culling and help them to develop tailored vaccination plans that involve local communities
  10. 10. World Society for the Protection of Animals Science based solutions • Dogs are the main reservoir host for human and canine rabies • Vaccinating at least 70% of dogs in an area creates ‘herd immunity’ • By removing the main source of infection, rabies cases in dogs and other animal populations can be eliminated and human rabies deaths vastly reduced • Vaccinating dogs is more cost effective than culling dogs
  11. 11. World Society for the Protection of Animals Case example: Zanzibar disease control • We partnered with the government to support their work on appropriate infrastructure: • • • • dog population management humane rabies elimination work We collaborated with different agencies who played an important role in the delivery of the project We are sharing key learning with others and bridging to wider work
  12. 12. World Society for the Protection of Animals Impact: ‘One Health’ approach • • Human and animal health connected through inter-sector cooperation to both urban disease and disaster management Partnerships are essential to understand the capacities and address the challenges of urban communities - Communities Local and national governments Intergovernmental organisations NGOs Academia
  13. 13. Summary – One Health solutions World Society for the Protection of Animals

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