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Guinea Implements REDISSE Using One Health Approach

September 2017

L to R: Aissatou Balde, Minister of Environment Water and Forestry, Dr. Abdourahamane Diallo, Minister of Health and Mohamed Tall, Minister of Agriculture and Animal products.

On July 28, 2017, the World Bank organized an Inter-Ministerial meeting in collaboration with P&R to review the use of the One Health approach for the Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement project, REDISSE. Representatives from various ministries were present alongside USAID and EPT2 partners in this meeting designed to engage the Guinean government for stronger commitment in institutionalizing their National One Health Platform.

The REDISSE project strengthens national and regional cross‐sectoral capacity for collaborative disease surveillance and epidemic preparedness in West Africa. P&R’s advocacy for One Health approach and the leveraging of the REDISSE project aim to bring the people of Guinea closer to a strong multisectoral platform that can prevent, detect and respond to threats in the country.

This inter-ministerial meeting was the next step in institutionalizing the Guinea NOHP in line with the January 26 REDISSE regional steering committee meeting on One Health organized by the West African Health Organization (WAHO) and the World Bank in Guinea. In a previous workshop organized by P&R, WHO and MPH/ANSS, the platform focal person and Director of the National Agency for Health Security (ANSS), Dr. Sakoba Keita, revealed that the legal framework of the NOHP was ready for signature by the Ministry of Health.

The Vice-Chair of the OHP shared the different phases and challenges of implementing the platform in Guinea. P&R was recognized for its unwavering technical support in advocating for the implementation of the platform.

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