Strengthening Collaboration between Wildlife, Livestock and Human Health Sectors

16 March 2010 - 12:00am to 17 March 2010 - 12:00am

Chatham House, London



Infectious disease-causing agents are transported around the world in humans, insects, animals and animal products, and food. With growing economic integration, labour, migration and trade expansion, the detection and prevention of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) is of increasing global concern.

It is not sufficient for national governments to focus only on infectious diseases within their borders if they are to protect and promote their economic and public health security. International cooperation is needed for global alert and response, at times including trade and agricultural measures to minimise risks. Technical solutions to these challenges are being developed under the International Health Regulations (2005) as part of the global response.

This meeting will bring together policy makers, international organisations, academics and civil society for to discuss the economic and political issues that cause tensions between the human health and wildlife and livestock sectors which can impede collaborative action.