A key lesson from recent infectious diseases outbreaks, including Ebola in West Africa, and efforts to control antimicrobial resistance, is that now, more than ever, we need to work across sectors, and reverse the trend towards increasing compartmentalization.
In short, we need to:
- Break down silos
- Engage with wider groups
- Enhance sharing of data and expertise
- Improve communication with stakeholders
- Engage more effectively with policy makers
Importantly, issues are addressed in a real-world context, with early involvement of key stakeholders and easier translation into policy.
Read our case studies for more about how animal, environmental, and human health, influence and respond to each other.
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