The One Health approach acknowledges the interdependence and systematic linkages between the health of humans, animals and ecosystems and has gained significant recognition in recent years as an approach for tackling issues at the human-animal-environment interface. While evidence on the benefits of applying the One Health approach is accumulating, there is still limited translation of these findings at the policy level. In order to strengthen evidence-informed policy-making (EIP) for health, the project uses the WHO Evidence-informed Policy Network (EVIPNet) framework to further promote the systematic and transparent use of evidence in One Health decision-making in selected partner countries. In implementing the EVIPNet framework for selected One Health topics, multistakeholder teams will be created, consisting of policy-makers, researchers and representatives from civil society. These national teams will be trained and supported in identifying and addressing national One Health priority topics and in facilitating policy development and implementation using the best available evidence.
Promoting the systematic use of evidence in One Health decision-making and strengthening national and regional capacity to implement evidence-informed policy-making for health.
Research and provision of evidence
Testing the WHO EVIPNet framework and EIP methods on selected One Health topics; creating case studies in partner countries and further expanding One Health and EIP capacity.
Strengthening One Health and EIP capacities in three partner countries by establishing multidisciplinary and multisectoral country teams trained and supported by the WHO EVIPNet Secretariat.