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A Free Handbook for the Assessment of Capacities at the Human and Animal Interface

Human and animal health systems communicating and collaborating together in synergy and complementarity has been largely advocated by the OIE and WHO. The two organisations have taken this principle on board and work together to advocate for their Member Countries to take advantage of existing frameworks and benefit from coordinated actions to prevent the spread of animal diseases of high impact for public health. The development of different yet synergistic tools is a prime example of such effort.

Objective of the Handbook

The objective of the Handbook is to facilitate the assessment of core capacities by taking into consideration and stock of the national Veterinary Services’ contribution to a country’s compliance to the IHR (2005). Use and reference to the outputs of PVS Pathway missions will reinforce the Joint External Evaluation process by using the results of the assessments of the Veterinary Services and underscore core capacities which require
constant and structured collaboration between human and animal health systems.

Content of the Handbook

This Handbook identifies the several areas in which the indicators in the JEET match, overlap and synergize with the Critical Competencies used in the PVS Pathway missions. The JEET is organised through 19 technical areas, classified around 4 thematic areas.

How to use this Handbook
The definition and the area covered by the PVS Critical Competency Cards are provided below the JEET indicator being considered, with specific references to the areas of interest. Where appropriate, a short paragraph has been provided below the question describing or making explicit the contribution of the national Veterinary Services to the implementation of that technical area.

You can download this guide for free here.

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