WHO, FAO, and OIE call for stronger coordination in mitigating health threats

  24 April 2021

In a joint statement released today, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and WHO, committed to strengthening multisectoral coordination and efforts to combat health threats associated with interactions between humans, animals and the environment across Europe and central Asia.

This message was reiterated at a virtual event of the regional Tripartite members, represented by Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, Mr Vladimir Rakhmanin, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative, and Dr Budimir Plavsic, OIE Regional Representative for Europe.

They committed to establishing and supporting a regional coordination mechanism for the One Health approach to foster its implementation at both the executive leadership and technical expert levels.

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