Policy paper, offering insights for future programmes.
Change is possible when we work together.
One Health is an approach that mobilizes and coordinates the work of multiple sectors, disciplines and civil society representatives to strengthen health security. National One Health Platforms are the coordination mechanisms that are key to turning the One Health concept into reality on the ground. They face numerous and complex challenges, however. These platforms require political and technical support as well additional funding, if they are to provide the strong leadership that is needed to drive progress and make people’s lives safer.
This policy paper shares lessons learned from TDDA’s experiences from almost four years’ delivery in Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger (until 2021) and Uganda. We set out some encouraging examples of positive progress in establishing and operationalizing NOHPs. We also offer our observations on what works and propose areas where future support might be targeted.