INGSA in partnership with the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), organizes a series of invitation-only workshops to explore ways to help prevent and mitigate the consequences of the zoonotic spillover originating in the live animal supply chain that involve the overlap between wildlife, other animal species, and humans.
The workshops, with the theme "Countering Zoonotic Spillover of High Consequence Pathogens", aim to bring together the leaders, stakeholders, and policymakers from diverse backgrounds to develop resilient One Health strategies for zoonotic surveillance, response, preparedness, and prevention in countries across the region. The workshop series will be designed to understand the spillover of High Consequence Pathogens (HCPs) originating in the supply chain of animals, increase the understanding of the essential elements and barriers to reducing the risks from HCPs, identify best practice measures to prevent HCP outbreaks, and engage experts and responsible parties who regulate or otherwise influence the management and operation of the animal supply chain. Following the workshops, INGSA and NASEM will generate a guidebook and supporting material on countering zoonotic spillover of HCPs and post the material on the INGSA website.
INGSA and NASEM will also assist partner organisations to tailor aspects of the guidance to prevent and mitigate zoonotic spillover to meet specific country needs and circumstances.