Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), success stories, their contribution to animal and public health

The sub-regional tripartite project Working together to fight Antimicrobial Resistance provided an opportunity to bring together the representatives of the three international organizations; FAO, OIE and PAHO to present models of joint efforts between the countries’ public services and the private sector directly involved in the fight against AMR. Examples and partnerships were presented in all areas involved in AMR.

Dr. Luis O Barcos, OIE Regional Representative for the Americas, presented the OIE’s extensive work on this issue that began in 2016, with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In order to propose models and possibilities for characterizing these partnerships so that they can be sustainable and successful, in 2017 the OIE conducted surveys based on success stories from 76 Member Countries, which resulted in a methodology for characterizing the types of public-private partnerships launched in 2019.

A free e-learning training module and an OIE Manual on how PPPs can have a significant impact on animal health and production systems were developed in 2020 as supplementary material to better understand the paths to follow for the composition of public-private partnerships.

For further information on the OIE Manual, please access https://oiebulletin.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/Panorama2019-3/panorama-2019-3-en.pdf

For further information on the free e-learning module, please go to https://training.oie.int/

The sub-regional tripartite project Working together to fight Antimicrobial Resistance provides for in its activities to support potential public-private alliances in the 7 countries of the project, as it believes multisectoral work ensures effective results. For further information on the project, please go to https://www.paho.org/en/together-fight-antimicrobial-resistance

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