One Health One Caribbean One Love Project

One Health One Caribbean One Love Project Background

The One Health One Caribbean One Love Project was implemented by the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, in collaboration with its project partners and affiliates. The project was funded by the European Union (EU) and managed by the African Caribbean Pacific Group of States (ACP) Science and Technology Programme (S&T II), through the ACP Group of States, in collaboration with the 10th EDF Project titled “Support to the Forum of Caribbean States in the implementation of the commitments undertaken under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA): Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures”. Implemented by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA).

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 Project Objectives

  • To increase food security, animal health and production in Caribbean countries
  • To promote and entrench a One Health approach to zoonotic and food borne disease surveillance, diagnosis and response
  • To increase laboratory capabilities to diagnose foreign and endemic animal and zoonotic diseases, and enhance the accuracy of diagnostic test results
  • To improve interdisciplinary collaboration between medical, veterinary, environmental and wildlife professionals
  • To build capacity in One Health approaches and leadership
  • To establish a Caribbean network of One Health leaders
  • To exchange information and best practices with other One Health networks globally 

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Project Actvities:

The One Health Leadership Series, Veterinary 1st Responders and Lab Workshops were funded as part of the One Health, One Caribbean, One Love project through the ACP-EU Cooperation Programme in Science and Technology and is being supported by the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund – Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Project being executed by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)

 

One Health Leadership Series

This series trained and connected a core regional group of One Health Leaders, selected from multiple sectors including government, non-government, academic and private organisations in the fields of health, agriculture, and the environment. The series strengthened the capacity of Caribbean veterinary, public health and environmental services to design and manage One Health strategic plans, policies, and projects. Country Projects

 


Veterinary First Responders

An Animal Diseases Recognition and Response training series was delivered to field veterinarians and senior animal health technicians with experience working with livestock diseases.

 

 

Lab Workshops

Taining courses were conducted for veterinary diagnostic laboratory technicians in laboratory management and quality assurance. Novel, fast and sensitive diagnostic laboratory techniques were be validated and introduced into 3 diagnostic laboratories in the Caribbean region.


Strategic Frameworks

The project conducted a regional workshop aimed at developing a draft Caribbean One Health Strategic Framework, with national input from member countries and respective ministries. The draft regional strategic framework will be presented to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to be ratified by Ministers of Agriculture, Health and the Environment. It will also provide the building blocks for the development of national One Health policies and strategic plans.

One Health, One Caribbean, One Love Project Partners

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA),  The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), The French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD)

Ministry of Agriculture of Grenada. Ministry of Agriculture of Guyana, Ministry of Agriculture of St. Kitts & Nevis

 

 

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