One Health Surveillance: perceived benefits and workforce motivations.

Berezowski, J.; Akkina, J; Del Rio Vilas, V J; DeVore, K; Dorea, F C; Dupuy, C; Maxwell, M J; Singh, V V; Vial, F; Contadini, F M; Streichert, L C (2019). One Health Surveillance: perceived benefits and workforce motivations. Revue scientifique et technique, 38(1), pp. 251-260. International Office of Epizootics 10.20506/rst.38.1.2957

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One Health Surveillance (OHS) implements the One Health approach to improving health by collecting data and producing information to support integrated action across the animal health, human health and environment sectors. The purpose of this study was to survey the biosurveillance community to assess its OHS practices and capabilities, its attitudes towards OHS (perceived value), and the factors that motivate its members to implement OHS practices. The authors used a convenience sample of 185 professionals from multiple domains and 44 nations. They examined the extent to which these professionals implemented OHS, gathered their opinions on the value of OHS, assessed their perceptions of the capacity to perform specific OHS tasks and identified their priorities for change. Over 85% of all respondents said that they considered OHS to be beneficial, with no significant differences between work domains or country income groups; over 50% indicated that they already applied OHS. Obtaining access to data collected by other domains was both the most frequent challenge and the most difficult to improve. The highest priority for improvement was having the ability to send and receive electronic data. Respondents from low-income or middle-income countries were more motivated to make improvements than stakeholders from high-income countries. These findings provide a snapshot of current opinions and practices and, together with suggestions for improvements from professionals in the field, can help to target priority needs for OHS information, training and resources.

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Journal Article (Review Article)


05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Veterinary Public Health / Herd Health Management
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Veterinary Public Health Institute
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH)

UniBE Contributor:

Berezowski, John Andrew


600 Technology > 630 Agriculture




International Office of Epizootics




Susanne Agnes Lerch

Date Deposited:

14 Feb 2020 10:45

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 15:36

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

Animal Health Environmental health Integrated approach Multisectoral collaboration One Health Public health Surveillance Zoonotic disease




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