“...The new regional program seeks to ramp up multisectoral preparedness and response capacities for health emergencies, relying on a “One Health approach” to optimize the health of people, animals, and ecosystems. Health security interventions aim to address the intertwined nature of pandemics, antimicrobial resistance, and climate-related challenges persistent in the region, with priority given to gender related risks and equity considerations. The program focuses on strengthening critical interconnected systems to improve health security for about 627 million people, targeting vulnerable groups such as infants and children, adolescents, mothers (given the high burden on maternal and perinatal conditions in the region), and the elderly, who are most vulnerable to health risks. Recognizing the priority of One Health, livestock farmers and the general population will benefit from reduced exposure to zoonotic diseases. ...”

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