Experiences in the ‘One health approach’: Situational analysis of preparedness for Epi-Zoonotic emergencies in six Eastern Africa countries

This paper reports on a situation analysis that assessed the capacity for response to zoonotic emergencies in 6 countries, namely Uganda, Kenya, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Tanzania. Most of the countries did not have policies for preparedness, technical responses were handled by various ministries, with very limited cross coordination. Also, there was generally limited capacity to handle zoonotic emergencies.
Cet article présente une analyse de la situation qui a évalué la capacité de réponse aux urgences zoonotiques dans 6 pays, à savoir l’Ouganda, le Kenya, \la République démocratique du Congo, l’Ethiopie, le Rwanda et la Tanzanie. La plupart des pays n’ont pas de politiques pour la préparation ; des réponses techniques ont été traitées par les différents ministères, en coordination en travers très limitée. En outre, il y avait généralement une capacité limitée pour traiter des urgences zoonotiques.
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