Thank you Juergen and colleagues for this blog. The One Health approach is an extraordinary opportunity for the World Bank Group lead in the fight against pandemic diseases.
The nature of threat posed requires the kind of collaboration that the WBG does best -- analytical and evidence-driven, multidimensional, public-private, veterinary health and public health. The WBG is not always the technical authority but has more than sufficient technical skills to draw on to provide the connective tissue between global and local expertise and help structure a global response.
Disaster preparation is always a challenge -- never knowing precisely when investments made now will be called upon. But teams within the World Bank Group have the expertise, the experience and increasingly the tools to do this job. I hope that One Health Framework sees the WBG start to play its important role in preparing for and responding to pandemic disease.