A drive to prevent emerging zoonotic risks and diseases such as COVID-19 has been unveiled and is being led by France.
“It is designed to incorporate and reinforce networks on human health, animal welfare and the environment in line with the One Health approach. Efforts should ultimately lead to identifying and reducing the main factors at the root of emerging zoonosis risks. ...
“Linking the health of people, animals and our shared environment under a One Health approach can drive governments to take stronger and more urgent action for wildlife, and to tackle the ongoing loss of nature through unsustainable agriculture. While the world is still within the grip of the worst pandemic in a century, never has it been more important that we do everything we can to prevent the next one.”