The objective of the One Health Joint Plan of Action (OH JPA) is to create a world better able to prevent, predict, detect and respond to serious health threats and to improve the health of humans, animals, plants and the environment, while contributing to sustainable development.
The Quadripartite Organisations – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE) – together drive the changes needed to mitigate the impact of current and future health challenges at the human–animal–plant–environment interface, within countries, within regions and around the world.
Responding to international requests to help prevent future pandemics and promote health sustainably through the One Health approach, the Quadripartite has developed the One Health Joint Plan of Action (2022–2026) (OH JPA) .
The OH JPA outlines the commitment of these four organisations to collectively advocating and supporting the implementation of One Health. It builds on, complements and adds value to existing global and regional One Health and coordination initiatives that are aimed at strengthening our capacity to address complex multidimensional health risks by ensuring more resilient health systems at every level.
The OH JPA is built around six interdependent ‘action tracks’ that together contribute towards 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 to achieve its objectives.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Health Organization (WHO) & World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) (2022). – One Health Joint Plan of Action (2022–2026). Working together for the health of humans, animals, plants and the environment. https://doi.org/10.20506/9789295121430.