Parallel Session 4.1

Moving Forward and Outward: Progress in Implementation of Global Frameworks and Initiatives

2 February 2018

15:30 - 17:30 hrs.


Historically, international organizations, academia and others have provided regulations, standards
or guidance to the global community (e.g., International Health Regulations, OIE Terrestrial Animal
Health Code, and Codex Alimentarius).  However, the challenge at all levels (i.e., globally, regionally,
nationally and locally) has been in the actual implementation of these regulations, standards or
guidance with the available resources and existing infrastructures.  In response to requests from
national authorities and as a result of breakdowns or delays in global, regional, national and local
responses to emergent diseases, the global community has moved forward to develop frameworks
and advance initiatives that further support national and local authorities in their efforts to prevent,
detect and respond to human, animal and environmental health concerns.  Critical to the utility and
effectiveness of these frameworks and initiatives is the ability to build synergy among multiple
stakeholder efforts and to address the needs of individual countries and communities.


  • To present a selection of global frameworks and initiatives, discuss the challenges and successes in their implementation and draw lessons to build sustainable, inclusive and effective preparedness and response systems.
  • To discuss how these different global frameworks may (or may not) build upon each other or provide opportunities for synergies in supporting national and local capacity building efforts.


Julie R. Sinclair

CDC One Health Liaison to the OIE

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)


Ronello Abila

OIE Subregional Office Representative

World Organisation for Animal Health



Bernadette Abela-Ridder

Team Leader, Neglected Zoonotic Diseases

World Health Organization


John Stratton

Deputy Head of Regional Activities Department

World Organisation for Animal Health


Lucille Blumberg


National Institute for Communicable Diseases

South Africa

Stella Chungong

Medical Officer, Department of Communicable Disease, Surveillance and Response

World Health Organization