Activities to manage and reduce risks from zoonotic diseases benefit from coordination and collaboration between ministries. In this course, participants will explore the 10-step process for setting up and conducting a joint qualitative risk assessment at national and/ or subnational levels.
Course overview: Zoonotic diseases, classified as either endemic or emerging, pose risks to both animal and public health. Activities to identify, assess, manage and reduce risks from zoonotic diseases benefit from coordination and collaboration between ministries. The Joint Risk Assessment (JRA) Operational Tools (OT) was developed by the Tripartite organizations – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO)– and technical experts, to provide guidance on how to set up a joint qualitative risk assessment process at the national and subnational levels.
In this training, participants will explore the step-by-step process for setting up the JRA, conducting the technical risk assessment, and translating results to risk management options and communication needs. The JRA OT allows decision-makers to build and implement science-based risk management measures that are aligned between sectors and implemented jointly.
Learning objectives: By the end of this course, you should be able to:
Course duration: Approximately 2 hours.
Certificates: A Confirmation of Participation is available to participants who complete 100% of the course material.