Navigating the Tripartite Zoonoses Guide (TZG): A training for advocates and implementers

Multisectoral, One Health approaches address complex health threats at human-animal-environment interfaces, including challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic. This course, in English, introduces the technical chapters of the Tripartite Zoonoses Guide (TZG). Country examples and practical guidance lead participants through the TZG and associated operational tools for strengthening One Health approaches for zoonotic diseases nationally and sub-nationally.

Language: English
Tripartite Zoonoses

Course information

Course overview: Countries continue to face endemic and emerging health threats arising at the interface of humans, animals and the environment. In 2019, 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), launched the Tripartite Zoonoses Guide (TZG). As an update to the 2008 Guide, the TZG culminates from the effort of more than 100 experts coming together from around the world to provide guidance and best practices for using One Health approaches to address zoonotic diseases in countries. Using country examples, the TZG provides practical guidance, tools and approaches in seven key technical chapters: One Health mechanisms, planning and preparedness, surveillance and information sharing, investigation and response, joint risk assessment, risk communication, and workforce development. The TZG supports countries in mapping their national context and monitoring and evaluating their collaborative approaches.

Learning objectives: By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the scope and purpose of the TZG;
  • Recognize the tools used to understand national context and priorities for One Health;
  • Explore the seven technical chapters of the TZG;
  • Use country examples to apply key principles of the TZG;
  • Identify operational tools available to countries to support the use of the TZG.

Course duration: Approximately 45 minutes.

Certificates: Confirmation of Participation is awarded to participants who complete 100% of course material.

Course contents

  • TZG course overview:

    This section reviews the course objectives.
  • Module 1: Introducing the TZG:

    This section provides background information to understand the scope and purpose of the TZG.
  • Module 2: Tools for understanding national context and priorities for One Health:

    In this section you learn about tools used to understand national context and priorities for One Health.
  • Module 3: Navigating the seven technical chapters of the TZG:

    In this section you explore the seven technical chapters of the TZG and use country examples to apply key principles of the TZG.

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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 100% of the course material.