Table 1

Examples of One Health Networks identified through a systematic review,22 and a summary of the networks’ self-reported activities

Network nameKey activities
Connecting Organisations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS)CORDS is a non-governmental organisation comprised of six regional networks that operate across South East Europe, Southern and East Africa, South East Asia, The Mekong Basin and the Middle East. The collective action of these networks—detecting and responding to outbreaks at the community level—enables the organisation to ‘exchange information between surveillance systems globally’. CORDS applies a One Health approach to their surveillance and monitoring, data and information sharing and communication and collaboration activities, as well as capacity building.64
One Health Commission, One Health Platform, One Health InitiativeThese organisations work collaboratively to operationalise the One Health approach by connecting One Health actors, creating strategic networks and partnerships, and raising awareness of the approach and key One Health issues. The One Health Commission mainly functions as a communication and collaboration platform, facilitating data and information exchange as well as advocating and building capacity in One Health.65
USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats 2 (EPT 2) Programme, Preparedness and Response (P&R) and One Health Workforce (OHW) ProjectsUnder the umbrella of the USAID EPT 2 Programme, the P&R Project is charged with establishing and strengthening National One Health Platforms across Africa and South East Asia. The Project focuses on activities pertaining to disease surveillance and monitoring, national-level capacity building, communication and collaboration and is responsible for disbursing funds to support One Health activities.66 67
Another branch of the EPT2 Programme, the OHW Project aims to transform the health workforce through two established university networks—the One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) network and the South East Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN)—and is mainly focused on capacity building activities.68