On November 28th, 2023, the World Bank will facilitate a Central Asia regional event where government officials from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan will approve the Central Asia One Health Framework for Action.
This Framework lays the foundation for regional cooperation on pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response, agriculture competitiveness and trade, and environmental health. Its preparation was facilitated by the World Bank and involved the participation of national stakeholders and international development partners, notably the Quadripartite for One Health.
The Central Asia One Health approach will enable the five countries to jointly address the root causes of zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance, and food safety issues, and generate savings from sharing crucial resources and information on animal and human health.
The World Bank’s support in advancing the One Health approach in Central Asia reflects its commitment to addressing development challenges through a regional lens, strengthening dialogue between countries, and facilitating cross-border cooperation.
The World Bank is committed to eradicating poverty on a livable planet and will continue to engage governments, multilateral organizations, and other stakeholders to implement a One Health approach across Central Asia and around the world.