The “One Health” concept is founded on an awareness of the major opportunities that exist to protect public health through policies aimed at preventing and controlling pathogens at the level of animal populations and at the interface between humans, animals and the environment.
The OIE envisages and implements the “One Health” concept as a worldwide collaborative approach to understand risks to human, animal and environmental health as a whole.
Putting the “One Health” vision into practice has been facilitated by a formal alliance among WHO, FAO and the OIE (tripartite). Rabies, zoonotic influenza viruses (those causing certain types of avian influenza, for instance) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) have been selected as priorities.
In Asia and the Pacific region, the OIE is implementing various activities under the One Health concept and supporting its Member countries in collaboration with the partner organizations, in particular as the Asia-Pacific Tripartite (FAO, OIE, WHO).