Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research
On-line version ISSN 2219-0635
Print version ISSN 0030-2465
SAARNAK, Christopher F. L.; JOHANSEN, Maria V. and MUKARATIRWA, Samson. ADVANZ: Establishing a Pan-African platform for neglected zoonotic disease control through a One Health approach. Onderstepoort j. vet. res. [online]. 2014, vol.81, n.2, pp.1-3. ISSN 2219-0635.
decision makers and empowering stakeholders at local, regional, and international levels towards a coordinated fight against NZDs. ADVANZ is establishing an African platform to share experiences in the prevention and control of NZDs. The platform will compile and package existing knowledge or data on NZDs and generate evidence-based algorithms for improving surveillance and control with the ultimate aim of eliminating and eradicating these diseases. The platform will serve as a forum for African and international stakeholders, as well as existing One Health and NZD networks and harness and consolidate their efforts in the control and prevention of NZDs. The platform had its first meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa in March 2013.