One Health Economics to Confront Disease Threats

November 2017

Global economic impacts of epidemics suggest high return on investment in prevention and One Health capacity. However, such investments remain limited, contributing to persistent endemic diseases and vulnerability to emerging ones. An interdisciplinary workshop of technical experts, including P&R, explored methods for country-level analysis of added value of One Health approaches to disease control.

Published: 16 October 2017 in Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 111, Issue 6, 1 June 2017, Pages 235–237,

Annual Report FY2017

November 2017

The achievements of the P&R project in its first three years — guided by a common conceptual framework across all countries, each with unique political challenges in varying stages of development — constitutes significant progress toward institutionalizing an effective One Health approach.

The Role of the Environment in One Health and National Security

September 2017

By utilizing data, expertise, and management approaches in the environment natural resource sector, we can enhance our understanding of the root causes of diseases, better account for complexity of environmental factors, and ultimately encourage protection of natural resources for the benefits of health.

Semi-Annual Report

April 2017

In the first half of fiscal year 2017, P&R led or co-led 12 One Health platform implementation activities, such as developing preparedness and response plans and conducting disease prioritizations; supported platform response to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) and Anthrax outbreaks in nine countries; launched or prepared to launch platforms in seven countries; and provided technical support to Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) activities.

Private Sector Planning Tool

This guide is intended to aid industries and funders in identifying potential project vulnerabilities to Emerging Infectious Diseases and proactively taking steps to be more resilient to the risk of many different types of communicable disease events. These documents are intended to supplement (not replace) existing guidelines (e.g. IFC, World Bank, and internal), as exposure to zoonotic pathogens requires a more holistic analysis than normally taken in environment and social impact assessments or health impact assessments.

Sierra Leone Launches First National One Health Day Platform in West Africa

June 2017

On June 23, 2017, Sierra Leone launched a National One Health Platform (NOHP) in collaboration with the U.S. Government and the P&R project. This launch formalized a collaboration between four key government sectors in Sierra Leone, including the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) and the Environment Protection Agency (EPA). The event was presided over by the Hon. Vice-President and attended by a representative from the US Embassy to Sierra Leone, country government officials and partners from USAID and the CDC, among others.