PREZODE international initiative
Preventing Zoonotic Disease Emergence
Preventing future pandemics with research on animal, human and environmental health
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 75% of emerging human infectious diseases over the past decade have been of animal origin. Preventing zoonotic disease emergence, in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, is now a major scientific and global challenge. To achieve this, reducing the pressures on the environment and using a One Health approach, including human, animal and environmental health in scientific and operational activities is essential, as highlighted by the One Health High Level Expert Panel.
Launched at the One planet Summit in January 2021, at the initiative of INRAE, IRD and CIRAD, now supported by nearly 170 partners, including 15 governments, PREZODE is placing research on animal, human and environmental health at the heart of the global efforts needed to better understand, prevent, monitor, and detect early zoonotic pandemic risks.