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New WHO report urges ‘now is the time for action’ on NZDs

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Link to report: http://www.who.int/neglected_diseases/intersectoral_collaboration_to_defeat_zoonoses/en/

NA new WHO report urges the global community to accelerate action against neglected zoonotic diseases as most of them can be controlled through existing knowledge and tools.

‘The Control of Neglected Zoonotic Diseases: from advocacy to action’ report highlights the potential for intersectoral collaboration and discusses opportunities for innovative funding mechanisms.

We have existing knowledge and evidence that can be transformed into strategies and applied on a large-scale,” said Dr Dirk Engels, Director, Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO. “We need to be able to capitalize on experience and the growing political commitment to involve other sectors, with community participation, to speed up the elimination agenda.

Chapter 2 of the report focuses on The value of intersectoral working – One Health and includes case studies and audience opinion on the question:  “Which ‘building block’ do you feel is the most important for the promotion of cross-sectoral collaboration in your region?”

Download the report from the WHO website: http://www.who.int/neglected_diseases/intersectoral_collaboration_to_defeat_zoonoses/en/