Piloting the One Health Systems Mapping and Analysis Resource Toolkit in Indonesia

Ecohealth. 2017 Mar;14(1):178-181. doi: 10.1007/s10393-017-1207-3. Epub 2017 Feb 8.


As a global network, countries are being asked to meet goals set forth in the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) for a workforce capable of effective and efficient prevention, detection and response to infectious disease threats. There is great need for a cross-sectoral workforce that can innovate and problem-solve. To achieve GHSA goals, countries need a way to visualize their existing system, identify opportunities for improvement, and achieve improved cross-sectoral interactions. The One Health Systems Mapping and Analysis Resource Toolkit (OH-SMART) was successfully piloted in West Sumatra, Indonesia, and was used to enhance multi-agency collaboration around infectious disease outbreaks and proved to be an adaptable, scalable process requiring minimal resources. The authors present OH-SMART as a potential tool to help countries analyze their existing health system and create relevant action steps to improve cross-sectoral collaborations.

MeSH terms

  • Communicable Disease Control*
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Disease Outbreaks / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Indonesia
  • One Health*
  • Public Health