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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - Strengthening A One Health Approach to Emerging Zoonoses

15 June 2022


Organizations focused on wildlife and global health such as the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) have longstanding connections to One Health, and some schools of public health and the environment are also actively engaged in One Health discourse. [...] The Council should be tasked with examining the policies, programs, and financial and Strengthening A One Health Approach to Emerging Zoonoses 2 legislative support of agencies, organizations, and institutions related to One Health at the nexus of Canadian and Indigenous Peoples, domestic and wild animals, plants, ecosystems, and the economy and society, focusing initially on emerging zoonoses and. [...] *Establish a Global One Health Security Office which would be mandated to monitor and mitigate all manner of external biological threats to Canada, and with the Council, incorporate clear objectives for One Health into Canadian foreign policy to position Canada as a global leader and champion for global health and security, as part of a One Health Action Plan. [...] *Develop and implement an Indigenous Engagement and Knowledge Policy Framework for One Health and ensure that the One Health Action Plan accounts for and addresses the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. [...] *Expand and coordinate existing human, other animal, and environmental emerging pathogens surveillance and biomonitoring activities through Centres of Excellence in One Health to generate health intelligence for decision-making and research by linking teams of scientists, diagnosticians, practitioners, epidemiologists, and public health experts to action surveillance data and other relevant data s.