RCZI Thrust Areas

The complex interplay of factors that result in the emergence and spread of zoonoses, necessitates collaboration between sectors and disciplines for their effective prevention and control. However, the current strategies targeted towards prevention and control of zoonoses often operate within the line departments of human or animal health, with the wildlife sector often lagging behind with minimal inter-sectoral collaboration.

RCZI approaches strengthening intersectoral collaboration for zoonoses prevention and control by shifting focus to:

  • Promoting and fostering platform for multisectoral collaboration by engaging core sectors of human, veterinary and wildlife health; and bringing together researchers, academia, practitioners and policy makers from these sectors.
  • Joint capacity building for strengthening collaborative response to zoonoses
  • Research to promote collaboration and Inter-disciplinarity
  • Joint advocacy and health promotion for holistic zoonoses prevention and control