The USAID-funded Preparedness & Response (P&R) project works in 16 countries in Africa and Southeast Asia to strengthen national systems, policies, and practices for the prevention, detection, and response to public health threats.
Of every ten infectious diseases that are identified in humans, six are “zoonotic” diseases – diseases originating in animal populations. Human exposure to zoonotic diseases has never been higher.
In June, P&R helped launch two One Health platforms in Liberia and Sierra Leone. The platforms demonstrate country commitment to better addressing public health threats.
Learn about the growing number of zoonotic diseases, and the value of the One Health approach in the prevention, detection, and response to emerging pandemic threats.
Learn about the country government-based multi-sectoral coordination mechanisms – national One Health platforms – that are implementing One Health activities.
P&R draws on local technical expertise, global health standards, strong core partnerships, and the values of the One Health approach to strengthen platform organization and capacity.
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