Sustainable health security capacity building requires country ownership and a One Health and all hazards approach. The multi-partner Joint External Evaluation (JEE) supports collaboration across sectors such as animal and human health, agriculture, defense, development, environment, food safety, public safety, as well as tourism and trade.
The Alliance helps to ensure that challenges and opportunities identified through evaluations of national capacities are appropriately addressed through technical and financial cooperation. The Alliance is dis-tinct from but strongly complements that of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) in building and maintaining political commitment to action on health security.
Integrating One Health in national health security preparedness
On 5 November 2018, the JEE Alliance will meet in Bali, in the margins of the 5th Global Health Security Agenda Ministerial Meeting hosted by the Government of Indonesia.
The focus of the event will be twofold
• A panel discussion on facilitating integration of One Health approach in national health security capacity building
• Discussion on the Alliance work plan and the new Advisory Group for 2019
The event contributes to the overall aim of the Alliance to highlight good practices in the development and sustainable implementation of national action plans for health security, including through international, multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder cooperation. It is open to Alliance members and all interested partners.
The meeting will be held from 16.00 to 18.00 at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre. A number of other side events will take place at the same venue prior to the meeting.
Open call for expression of interest to join the Advisory Group
The work of the Alliance is guided by a multi-stakeholder Advisory Group comprising 12 countries, four non-governmental organisations and four multilateral organizations—the World Health Organisation (WHO), the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE), the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Bank.
Finland acted as the Chair of the Alliance until mid-2017, when Australia accepted the Co-Chairmanship of the network. The initial term of the Advisory Group was two years. Since its establishment in 2016, both the global health security landscape and the role of the Alliance has evolved and we have moved forward in many ways.
The Co-Chairs have sent an open call to the Alliance members and partners to express their interest to join the Advisory Group for the next biannual term (2019 – 2020).
According to the Terms of Reference of the Advisory Group, adopted in May 2016, 12 members will be nominated by national governments, in addition to which there are four permanent advisers(WHO, FAO, OIE and the World Bank). Up to four members will be selected from foundations or other non-governmental organizations.
Please see the link below for requirements to join the Advisory Group.
Finland has expressed its interest to continue to serve as a Co-Chair of the Alliance together with Australia in 2019, should the membership see value in this.
Finally, the Co-Chairs would like to seek confirmation from countries and other partners on their willingness to become part of the Alliance.