Zoonotic Disease Action Package

GHSA Action Package Prevent-2


Five-Year Target: Adopted measured behaviors, policies and/or practices that minimize the spillover of zoonotic diseases from lower animals into human populations.

As Measured by: Identify the five zoonotic diseases/pathogens of greatest public health concern and strengthen existing surveillance systems for prioritized zoonoses.

Desired National Impact: Implementation of guidance and models on behaviors, policies and practices to minimize the spillover, spread, and full emergence of zoonotic disease into or out of human populations prior to the development of efficient human-to-human transmission. Nations will develop and implement operational frameworks—based on international standards, guidelines, and successful existing models—that specify the actions necessary to promote One Health approaches to policies, practices and behaviors that could minimize the risk of zoonotic disease emergence and spread.

Country Commitments to Action Package:

  • Leading countries: Indonesia, Senegal, Vietnam
  • Contributing countries: Bangladesh, Cote d'Ivoire, Finland, Georgia, Kenya, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Yemen, Zimbabwe
  • Contributing international organizations: FAO, OIE, WHO


Supporting Resources

Learn more about Zoonotic Disease Prioritization efforts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.