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Preventing the next pandemic

FOUR PAWS position papers on One Health and the importance of preventing zoonotic diseases at source 

8.12.2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright light on the interconnectedness between the health and wellbeing of humans, animals and the environment. Improving animal welfare reduces the risk of future zoonotic disease outbreaks. A zoonosis – like COVID-19, SARS, Ebola, Avian Flu and many others – originates in animals and is transmitted between animals and humans. However, animals themselves are not the root cause of this pathogenic transmission, but rather human behaviour, which creates conditions wherein viruses and bacteria thrive and spread.

When viewed through the lens of the One Health approach (as outlined by the One Health High Level Expert Panel), the interdependence between animal welfare and human health is clear. One Health provides a way forward in preventing the spillover of pathogens if human beings improve the welfare of animals and cease high risk practices.

Please read on to learn more about the risk factors and ways in which we can change our behaviours for the betterment of both human and animal wellbeing to prevent the next pandemic.

Remarks on the Pandemic Treaty Conceptual Zero Draft

Remarks on the Pandemic Treaty Conceptual Zero Draft

Remarks on the pandemic treaty conceptual zero draft by Action for Animal Health, Born Free Foundation, FOUR PAWS, Phoenix Zones Initiative and World Animal Protection

Pandemic Prevention Position Paper

Pandemic Prevention Position Paper

Tackling the root causes of pandemics is essential for any WHO instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response

Pandemic Prevention Position Paper (Summary)

Pandemic Prevention Position Paper (Summary)

Preventing the spillover of pathogens at their source would help to mitigate risk factors for the transmission of infectious diseases from animals to humans

International Pandemic Treaty Position Paper

International Pandemic Treaty Position Paper

One Health and primary pandemic prevention: A holistic approach to humans, animals and the environment

How to Prevent the Next Pandemic

How to Prevent the Next Pandemic

FOUR PAWS Future Study "COVID-19 and the interconnection between human wellbeing, animal welfare, the environment, and pandemics“

How to Prevent the Next Pandemic

How to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Results of the FOUR PAWS Future Study "COVID-19 and the interconnection between human wellbeing, animal welfare, the environment, and pandemics“

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TOGETHER WE CAN PREVENT FUTURE PANDEMICS

The connection between human and animal wellbeing is clear. Help us create a kinder, healthier future for all.

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