The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Health and international organizations are committed to strengthening cooperation in the field of One Health, prevention of diseases from animals to humans.
On August 16, in Hanoi, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Health jointly organized the High-Level Forum on the “One Health” Partnership Framework to prevent and control diseases from animals to humans in the 2021-2025 period.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien said that before the Covid-19 epidemic had not ended, the monkeypox epidemic was complicated in some countries around the world.
“More than ever, the One Health Partnership for the prevention of zoonotic diseases has a very important position and role in the current context of zoonotic diseases,” said Mr. Phung Duc Tien.
According to Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien, it can be affirmed the importance of the One Health Partnership in the prevention of zoonotic diseases, and the timely attention, cooperation and support for immediate implementation. Partnership Framework and Country Plan.
As an important bridge between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, donors and development partners, the One Health Partnership always strives to promote cross-sectoral coordination activities at high level and mobilize the support of the international community, support Vietnam to integrate deeply with One Health initiatives in the region and the world, thereby contributing to improving the quality of national capacity in combating emerging infectious diseases.
Meanwhile, Dr. Pawin Padungtod, Senior Advisor to the Animal Disease Emergency Response Center, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Vietnam, said that One Health is an integrated approach. aims to balance for sustainable development and optimal use of resources.
The adoption of a One Health approach to food safety will enable countries to detect, prevent and respond to zoonotic diseases and public health problems related to food safety more efficiently
Delegates at the conference wish to comprehensively promote the fields of One Health in the coming time. Photo: Tung Dinh.
The One Health Partnership Framework for the period 2021 – 2025 was signed on March 23, 2022. Up to now, there are 32 official member partners. The One Health national master plan on zoonotic disease prevention and control supported by the EU-Vietnam was approved by 3 ministries on March 21, 2022.
Since the signing, more than 50 programs and projects are being prepared and implemented in an effort to support the implementation of the plan. All three ministries highly appreciate the cooperation and companionship of domestic and international development partners for the One Health Partnership Framework.
In the coming time, both sides want to comprehensively promote the fields of One Health in the interaction between humans, plants, animals and the ecological environment, importantly plant health in the Partnership Framework content to ensure inclusiveness.
At the conference, opinions also expressed interest and proposed contents on updating and adjusting to address limitations and shortcomings of current regulations related to zoonotic diseases, especially diseases from wildlife supply chains, to ensure multi-sectoral and unified participation of stakeholders.
Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien hoped that the donor community and organizations would continue to provide technical and financial support to strengthen the capacity of prevention, detection and response to epidemics, towards minimizing the impact of the epidemic caused by zoonotic or zoonotic diseases. Thereby contributing to the joint efforts of the international community for a safer world from infectious disease threats.