Publications An Open Letter on Pandemic Preparedness

An Open Letter on Pandemic Preparedness


For all the gains in improving global health over recent decades, even the most advanced health systems were no match for COVID-19, reminding the world of the dangers of complacency when it comes to public health. COVID, alongside endemic zoonoses like rabies and food-borne illnesses like salmonella are not bound by borders, neither geographical nor biological. A disease threat anywhere is a threat to everyone everywhere.

Preventing the next pandemic requires a renewed commitment to the inextricable principles of One Health that unite us all.

Download the open letter from HealthforAnimals Executive Director Carel du Marchie Sarvaas and HealthforAnimals President Kristin Peck for concrete steps that can strengthen ongoing efforts to protect the world against future disease threats.