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One Health Strategic Action Plans


Many national and subnational governments, government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and intergovernmental organizations have recognized the need for a One Health approach. To clarify this evolving policy landscape, the One Health Commission has begun compiling these One Health Strategic Action Plans.

This compilation is a global One Health community effort. Please help us make this webpage a tool for showing colleagues and policymakers how much One Health thinking is being implemented globally. Please contact us with any suggestions for additions or modifications at


Quadripartite One Health Joint Plan of Action


The One Health Quadripartite** is a collaborative framework of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH*), and World Health Organization (WHO) to coordinate their respective efforts using a One Health approach, and support their respective members in also doing so. A feature of their work has been the creation of a One Health Joint Plan of Action (OH JPA) in coordination with the One Health High-Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP). The OH JPA seeks to outline the continued integration of the Quadriparite's collective One Health efforts. A draft for comments was released in March 2022. A final version was released in October 2022. More details on the development process can be found here.

View the One Health Joint Plan of Action (2022-2026) here


*Prior to 28 May 2022, WOAH used its founding initials (derived from the founding name Office International des Épizooties; "OIE"). WOAH materials listed here predate that rebranding.

**Some documents listed below precede the addition of the UNEP to the Quadripartite framework on 17 March 2022, previously termed the "Tripartite" or "Tripartite Plus."


National One Health Strategic Action Plans  (By Country)


This publication may be useful for countries / entities planning to develop a One Health Strategic Plan

Ghai, R.R., Wallace, R.M., Kile, J.C. et al. A generalizable one health framework for the control of zoonotic diseases. Sci Rep 12, 8588 (2022).


Images link to the most recent plans we are aware of. Older plans and supplemental materials are included below the images.





BD Strat. Framework & Action Plan for OH '17 –'21

BD OH journey & coordination since '07 (video)

BD Strat. Framework for OH Approach to Infect. Dis. '12


Bhutan One Health Strategic Plan 2018 - 2023

2nd Edition 2019 (unavailable)

 November 2017

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso National One Health Platform (2019 news)

Burkina Faso One Health Electronic Platform (poster)




Cameroon 2013 One Health Strategy discussed p.8 in this academic publication



Ethiopia National One Health Strategic Plan 2018 - 2022


Initiative area One Health in development cooperation (2021)


OH Strat. Plan for Prev. & Ctrl of Zoonotic Dis. in Kenya  2021-2025

National Strategic Plan for OH in Kenya (2012-2017)


Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone

Academic article on Establishing One Health Platforms in these three countries 2016 - 2019 




National One Health Strategic Plan, 2019-2023

Liberia National One Health Platform


2019 Conference poster on  Institutionalization of the National One Health Platform in Mali



Slideset (slide 20-21) on Ntnl. OH Strat. Framework 2017-2021

2020 story on National OH Strategy in Myanmar



Namibia National Action Plan for Health Security (2021-2025)




Nigeria One Health Strategic Plan 2019-2023



RA OH Strat. Plan ('14-'18)

Apr. '21 PM's cabinet-approved OH policy (p.2)


Strengthening Multisectoral Surveillance of Zoonotic Diseases in Senegal

(2018 article about Senegal One Health Platform)


Sierra Leone

2018 Conference poster on Adopting OH Approach via Multisectoral Coordination Mechanisms



South Sudan

South Sudan National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS) 2020-2024




Tanzania One Health Strategic Plan 2015-2020




Thailand National Strategic Plan for EIDs 2017-2021

Thailand National Strategic Plan for EIDs 2013-2016



Uganda One Health Strategic Plan (2018-2022)



Viet Nam

VN OH Partnership Master Plan 2021-2025

Signing of VN OH Partnership (OHP) Framework 2021-2025

VN OH Strat. Plan 2016-2020


Zambia One Health Strategic Plan 2022-2026




Global Organizations' One Health Framework Documents


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

FAO-UNEP-WOAH*-WHO Quadripartite**

As stated above in the 'Joint Plan of Action' section, the "Qaudripartte"** is a collaborative framework between the FAO, WOAH*, WHO & UNEP to coordinate their efforts using a One Health approach.

Also, see the following 2008 document:


*Prior to 28 May 2022, WOAH used its founding initials (derived from the founding name Office International des Épizooties; "OIE"). WOAH materials listed here predate that rebranding.

**Documents listed  in the 'Global Organizations' section precede the addition of the UNEP to the Quadripartite framework on March 17, 2022, before termed the "Tripartite."


UNEP: Preventing the Next Pandemic: Zoonotic diseases and how to break the chain of transmission

World Bank: World Bank Operational framework for strengthening human, animal and environmental public health systems at their interface

WHO: Ending the neglect to attain the Sustainable Development Goals One Health: Approach for action against neglected tropical diseases 2021–2030

Contributing to One World, One Health: A Strategic Framework for Reducing Risks of Infectious Diseases at the Animal–Human–Ecosystems Interface


Regional One Health Frameworks


African Union: Africa CDC One Health Framework for One Health Practice in National Public Health Institutes

Eastern Mediterranean Region of WHO: One Health operational framework for action for the Eastern Mediterranean Region, focusing on zoonotic diseases

Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS):  Also see below, "US CDC Facilitated One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization Workshops".

     -   Operationalizing the ECOWAS regional one health coordination mechanism (2016–2019): Scoping review on progress, challenges and way forward

     -   Prioritizing zoonotic diseases using a multisectoral, One Health approach for The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

     -   Report on One Health Technical and Ministerial Meeting to Address Zoonotic Diseases and Related Public Health Threats

     -   Communiqué: One Health Ministerial Meeting To Address Zoonotic Diseases and Other Related Public Health Threats - Dakar, Senegal, 11 November 2016

 Horn of Africa: One Health Policy Context of Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya



One Health Antimicrobial Resistance Strategic Plans



Countries identified as having One Health Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plans

 Click here to view Intergovernmental and Select National One Health AMR Plans on a separate page.



United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC) - Facilitated One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization (OHZDP) Workshops


Countries/regions that have completed CDC One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization (OHZDP) workshops

 Learn more on the CDC website. Workshops have been held in these countries & regions



Additional Resources


Abbas S, Shorten T, Rushton  J, (2021). Meanings and mechanisms of One Health partnerships: insights from a critical review of literature on cross-government collaborations. Health Policy and Planning

Errecaborde KM, Macy KW, Pekol A, et al. (2019). Factors that enable effective One Health collaborations - A scoping review of the literature.  PLoS ONE 14(12): e0224660.

Bhatia R (2019). Implementation framework for One Health approach. Indian J Med Res. 49(3):329-331.

Barton Behravesh C, Sinclair J, (2019). Successes and remaining challenges within the One Health approach. Scientific and Technical Review, Vol. 38(1).

Johnson I, (2016). The challenges of implementing an integrated One Health surveillance system in Australia: A qualitative study,  University of Adelaide.

Rist C, Arriola C, Rubin C, (2014) Prioritizing Zoonoses: A Proposed One Health Tool for Collaborative Decision-Making. PLoS ONE. 2014;9(10):e109986. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109986.

Alders R, Deen J, Elkins D, et al. (2011). A "One Health" Strategy for Building Capacities to Prevent and Respond to Disease Outbreaks. EcoHealth 7: 136.

One Health: The Human-Animal-Environment Interfaces in Emerging Infectious Diseases

Food Safety and Security, and International and National Plans for Implementation of One Health Activities

United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service American Rescue Plan (ARP) Surveillance Program: Strategic Framework

The United Kingdom Human Animal Infections and Risk Surveillance (HAIRS) Group 2017 report



Page last updated 9-8-22

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