Prioritizing Zoonoses for Global Health Capacity Building-Themes from One Health Zoonotic Disease Workshops in 7 Countries, 2014-2016

Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Dec;23(13):S55-S64. doi: 10.3201/eid2313.170418.


Zoonotic diseases represent critical threats to global health security. Effective mitigation of the impact of endemic and emerging zoonotic diseases of public health importance requires multisectoral collaboration and interdisciplinary partnerships. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created the One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization Tool to help countries identify zoonotic diseases of greatest national concern using input from representatives of human health, agriculture, environment, and wildlife sectors. We review 7 One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization Tool workshops conducted during 2014-2016, highlighting workshop outcomes, lessons learned, and shared themes from countries implementing this process. We also describe the tool's ability to help countries focus One Health capacity-building efforts to appropriately prevent, detect, and respond to zoonotic disease threats.

Keywords: GHSA; Global Health Security Agenda; IHR 2005; International Health Regulations; One Health; disease prioritization; global health; global health security; zoonoses.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Capacity Building*
  • Global Health*
  • Health Priorities*
  • Humans
  • Zoonoses / epidemiology*
  • Zoonoses / prevention & control