31 signatories in the Signing Ceremony of Viet Nam One Health Partnership Framework for Zoonoses, phase 2021-2025
On 23 March 2021 in Ha Noi, H.E. Mr. Phung Duc Tien – Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, H.E. Mr. Do Xuan Tuyen – Vice Minister of Health and H.E. Mr. Vo Tuan Nhan – Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Environment co-chaired the Signing Ceremony of Viet Nam One Health Partnership (OHP) Framework on Zoonoses, phase 2021-2025.
H.E Phung Duc Tien said that the 2021-2025 OHP Framework will provide financial support, knowledge, and valuable experience from international and national development partners for purpose of ensuring comprehensive, collaborative, and consistent interventions and dealing with epidemics upon their occurrence, sharing good practices and having policy dialogue in zoonoses.
Mr. Tien also believed that the 2021-2025 OHP Framework addresses some limitations of the previous Framework, emphasizes on the stakeholders’ transparency in accountability for coordination.
The 2021-2025 OHP Framework also reflected the support and commitments of the Vietnamese Government to the One Health approach and to the Global Health Security Agenda for Zoonoses, to the Zoonotic Diseases Action Package, and to the ASEAN Rabies Elimination Strategy.
From development partners, H.E. Mr. Kamal Malhotra – United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam expressed his commitment to the global and regional OHP, and to that of in Viet Nam. He also appreciated the efforts of the Vietnamese Government in the OHP for Zoonoses and in the fight against Covid-19.
WCS Viet Nam and many perennial and active partners of the OHP for Zoonoses also introduced their One Health plans and activities in Viet Nam and affirmed their support as well as commitment to implementing the objective in the OHP Framework: “To minimize the risk of spreading animal and environmentally transmitted pathogens to human and of antimicrobial resistance through enhanced multi-sectoral collaboration using One Health approach”.