The OIE is ready to meet tomorrow’s health challenges
The guiding principles of the first mandate of the Director General of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) have been to structure its actions, to modernise its programmes and to renew its procedures so that they become more transparent. Since 2016, she has been committed to engaging the OIE’s teams, Members, partners and experts throughout the world to strengthen collaborations at every level.
We see it every day: our health systems are being confronted by new health challenges. Climate change, the increase in global population and technological progress are all challenges to overcome as well as opportunities to evolve. We must constantly examine the ways in which animal health systems can contribute towards building a common response to these issues.
Collaborating for better global health governance
The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us that cross-sectoral collaboration, in line with the ‘One Health’ approach, and the sharing of expertise are more essential than ever. By encouraging them, we will be better able to anticipate and deal with these new threats. Through its mission to set standards, to inform, and to build capacity, the OIE contributes to the emergence of essential global governance in animal health, anchored in science.
This report reflects our collective achievements in 2019, but also since the launch of the 6th Strategic Plan in 2016.
The OIE guides Veterinary Services towards better resilience
By building on the structural work undertaken in recent years, the OIE is ready to support Veterinary Services in coping with change. This report of our activities outlines the prospects for a future envisaged together and the objectives that we set for the years to come.