Increased contact between humans, wildlife and livestock and negative impacts on biodiversity from unsustainable human activities, such as habitat loss and land-use change, lead to the emergence of diseases which may threaten human and animal health.
Veterinary Services play an essential role in the prevention of disease emergence (including zoonoses) and in ensuring food security and safety.
A political, policy and scientific environment that allows Veterinary Services to implement effective wildlife health monitoring, surveillance and management is key. This will be reinforced by the new OIE Wildlife Health Framework that aims to strengthen One Health strategies to manage the risk of disease emergence and protect wildlife health.
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