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Indonesia pledges to lead fight against zoonoses

  • Dyaning Pangestika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 9 2018   /  03:04 am

Indonesia has pledged to lead the way in the fight against zoonotic diseases following the emergence of new diseases caused by climate change.During the fifth Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Ministerial Meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali, Health Minister Nila F. Moeloek said Indonesia had taken the initiative to lead other countries in preventing pandemic zoonoses through the Zoonotic Disease Action Package (ZDAP) scheme. Among the objectives of the ZDAP is to implement a One Health approach across all relevant governments, meaning that the approach will not focus solely on humans, but also on other elements, such as animals and the environment. The approach will be carried out to detect and control zoonotic threats within the respective participating countries. “Through this action plan, we aim to prioritize the prevention of zoonoses. It would be better if we could prevent the disease ra...