International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) NEWS...January 28, 2013   Animal-to-human diseases: From panic to planning–new recommendations for policymakers “The UK’s Institute for Development Studies (IDS) has published a 4-page Rapid Response Briefing titled ’Zoonoses: From panic to planning’.” “Veterinary epidemiologist Delia Grace, who is based at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), along with other members of a Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium, based at the STEPS Centre at IDS, c0-authored the document.” “The briefing recommends that policymakers take a ‘One-Health’ approach to managing zoonotic diseases.” “‘A new, integrated “One Health” approach to zoonoses that moves away from top-down disease-focused intervention is urgently needed. With this, we can put people first by factoring development implications into disease preparation and response strategies – and so move from panic to planning.” Please read complete article at: