Integrating One Health in COVID-19 Response Operations

EOC Public Event by AGF and HNP Global Practices
Integrating One Health in COVID-19 Response Operations

Friday, May 01, 2020
07:30-09:30am DC Time

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The World Bank’s COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center (EOC) cordially invites you to participate in a workshop on “Integrating One Health in COVID-19 Response Operations”, jointly sponsored by the Health, Nutrition and Population and Agriculture Global Practices. As COVID-19 spreads globally, there is strong attention on how the international community supports countries responding to the public health emergency, as well as on the longer-term needs to sustainably strengthen health systems A key lesson from previous crises is the need to shift from a solely responsive approach to one that favors prevention. With 75 percent of emerging infectious diseases (and almost all recent pandemics) having their origin in animals, prevention and preparedness entail interventions outside the public health sector, including agriculture, animal productions and the environment sector. “One Health” provides a practical approach to achieve this necessary shift.

About the Key Note Speaker:

Dr. Peter Daszak is President of EcoHealth Alliance, a US-based organization that conducts research and outreach programs on global health, conservation and international development. Dr. Daszak’s research has been instrumental in identifying and predicting the origins and impact of emerging diseases across the globe. This includes, among others, identifying the bat origin of SARS, the drivers of Nipah virus emergence, publishing the first global emerging disease ‘hotspots’ map Dr. Daszak is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and Chair of the NASEM’s Forum on Microbial Threats.


· Opening remarks: Juergen Voegele and Muhammad Pate

· Key note: Peter Daszak (20 minutes)

· Experiences from the field: Daniel Mira-Salama, John Paul Clarke, Gayatri Acharya, Dinesh Nair and Franck Berthe (5 minutes each)

· Q & A — (30min)

· Closing remarks: Martien van Nieuwkoop

In addition, the EOC has compiled the following documents as background materials:

· World Bank, 2018. One Health Operational Framework

· World Bank, 2017. Drug resistant infections: a threat to our economic future

· World Bank, 2012. People, Pathogens and Our Planet

· World Bank, 2019. Pulling together to beat superbugs

Opening Remarks:

Juergen Voegele
Vice President, Sustainable Development

Muhammad Pate
Global Director, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice


Martien van Nieuwkoop
Global Director, Agriculture and Food Global Practice

Keynote Speaker:

Peter Daszak
President of EcoHealth Alliance


Daniel Mira-Salama
Senior Environmental Specialist

John Paul Clarke
Senior Health Specialist

Gayatri Acharya
Lead Rural Development Economist

Franck Berthe
Senior Livestock Specialist

Dinesh Nair
Senior Health Specialist

For additional information, please contact Erika Yanick (eyanick@worldbankorg)

Event Start Date: May 1, 2020
Event Time: 7:30 pm