The Quadripartite(1) has developed the One Health Joint Plan of Action (2022–2026) (OH JPA) as a response to Members’ requests to assist in preventing future zoonotic pandemics and to promote health sustainably through the One Health approach.
The OH JPA outlines the commitment of the four organisations to collectively advocate and support the implementation of One Health at all levels. It builds on, complements, and adds value to existing global and regional One Health initiatives aimed at strengthening capacity to address complex multi-dimensional health risks with more resilient health systems.
It provides a framework for action and proposes a set of activities to advance and sustainably scale up the One Health approach. It aims at strengthening collaboration, communication, capacity building, and coordination equally across all sectors responsible for addressing health concerns at the human–animal–plant–environment interface.
The objective of the OH JPA is to achieve a world better able to prevent, predict, detect and respond to health threats and to improve the health of humans, animals, plants, and the environment while contributing to sustainable development.
The OH JPA is built around six interdependent Action Tracks that collectively contribute to achieving sustainable health and food systems, reducing global health threats and improving ecosystem management. Each Action Track consists of a set of actions with specific activities, deliverables, and a timeline.
The next steps include organising information sessions for Members to share the plan and develop its implementation, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and costing framework.
(1) The Quadripartite is composed of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Contact person at the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH): Dr Chadia Wannous, One Health Global Coordinator