The report draws on evidence gathered by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), before and during the pandemic, to highlight important areas for the OIE’s core programmatic work.
The first section of the report describes the OIE’s international response to the pandemic. It summarises the results of an interim after-action review which the OIE undertook to learn about its contribution to the pandemic response, particularly its service to Members, and how it could improve.
The second section highlights three areas which have, in recent years, been identified as vulnerabilities in One Health resilience. For each of these three areas – wildlife health, emergency management and laboratory sustainability – the paper describes gaps that have been identified through evidence gathering and analysis. Each subsection also describes activities which the OIE is undertaking to address these vulnerabilities. In addition to highlighting capacity needs, the paper aims to demonstrate the potential value of data, in driving policy direction and improving service delivery, that is collected, systematically by the OIE through OIE–WAHIS and the PVS Pathway; through publicly available information; and through ad hoc surveys and consultations.
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The Resolution accompanying this technical item was adopted by the OIE World Assembly of Delegates on 27 May 2021. It provides recommendations on what the OIE can do to address current vulnerabilities to One Health resilience.
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