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One Health | Preparedness, partnerships and science to prevent systemic health risks

November 29, 2023 | 10:00 - 13:00

Promoted by the One Europe for Global Health and hosted by ISGlobal Barcelona Institute for Global Health during the Spanish Presidency of the EU, the meeting will focus on three key elements: PreparednessPartnerships and Science as keys to preventing health threats through the One Health approach.

The event will provide an opportunity to reflect on three key elements:

  • The role of science and research in public decision-making on global health.
  • To focus on the EU’s work on preparedness and response to health emergencies and how the One Health approach has been integrated.
  • To emphasise the need to deepen multi-stakeholder partnerships and alliances around the world, particularly in the Global South.

The aim is then to feed these reflections into the public debate and, in particular, into EU policy-making on global health and One Health. To this end, we are convening a group of experts who, after an initial presentation by the organisers and promoters of the event, will be able to exchange points of view.

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The upcoming Spanish Presidency to the Council of the European Union will offer a unique opportunity to bridge the north and south through the implication in the regional summit between the EU and the “… Community of Latin America and Caribbean states (CELAC) bringing together European, Latin American and Caribbean leaders to strengthen relations between both regions. These summits are the main forums for dialogue and cooperation between Europe, and Latin American and Caribbean states.

The One Europe for Global Health coalition aims to carry our message to the leaders present to stimulate awareness and catalyse concrete actions leveraging the conclusions of the One Sustainable Health for All Forum in July 2023.

Among the issues to be explored in depth during the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU, it is worth highlighting a reflection on the strengthening and improvement of the health emergency preparedness and response system, the importance of considering it as a fundamental element of the region’s strategic autonomy. This also includes the anchoring of decision making in scientific evidence, with clear examples in issues such as immunisation, antimicrobial resistance and the fight against HIV, three aspects that have been identified as priorities in the Spanish Presidency’s agenda. Finally, and related to the implementation of the EU Global Health Strategy, the dialogue on the importance of the adoption of national strategies by the Member States for the implementation of the “One Health” perspective and the adoption of a common position for the reform of the global health governance system will be important.

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Private: CaixaForum Macaya
Sala Macaya, Pg. de St. Joan, 108
Barcelona, 08037 Spain
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