Case Study: One Health in action, Kenya Red Cross

Sixty per cent of known infectious diseases and 75 per cent of emerging infectious diseases originate in domestic animals and wildlife. Epidemics begin and end in communities – enabling, empowering and equipping communities to recognize and respond to public health threats is essential for a One Health approach. The Kenya Red Cross is a national leader and trusted government partner in disaster risk reduction, disaster management and public health with more than 150,000 volunteers throughout the country. In 2018, the National Society started implementing the Community Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Programme (CP3) in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Kenya Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, the Ministry of Education, and the Teachers Service Commission to strengthen One Health readiness.

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