Partnering and investing in One Health


One Health is an integrated approach to preventing and responding to health threats at the human-animal-environment interface. It recognizes that the health of humans, animals, plants, and the environment are interconnected, and that a One Health approach is essential to protect the health of all.

One Health is a holistic approach to health that requires everyone to work together, including governments, international organizations, civil society, and the private sector. 

FAO works continually to support Members to promote health for people, animals, plants and the environment in a balanced and sustainable way. This includes measures focusing on infectious animal and zoonotic diseases, such as disease prevention, detection and control, but also the mitigation and management of antimicrobial resistance and efforts to achieve equity, stewardship, and sustainable development.

⦿ FAO’s One Health programme portfolio has grown to over USD 650 million

⦿ 228 active projects

⦿ 79 countries and regions

⦿ 48 resource partners

Partnering with FAO  

A portion of FAO's One Health funding is provided through the One Health in Agrifood System Transformation Fund - a pooled and multipartner mechanism supporting FAO's One Health Priority Programme Area. The fund offers an integrated and comprehensive One Health support package to countries to progress national pathways for transforming agrifood systems through One Health assessments and planning, technical support, policy advice and leveraging investment.   

Partnering with the Quadripartite

To ensure a multisectoral approach to One Health, FAO partners with UNEP, WHO and WOAH (the Quadripartite) through the Quadripartite One Health Joint Plan of Action and works on joint initiatives and pooled funding mechanisms. 

National One Health Investment plans  

FAO, together with the Quadripartite, has been assisting pilot countries, Kenya and Senegal, with One Health prioritization and investment planning.   

National partnerships for One Health investments ideally involve co-investment from the government and also public-private partnerships, farmer cooperative groups and academia.

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Training material
Female leadership and One Health online course

This free online course is for frontline human and animal health service providers in West Africa.

Investing in One Health for people, animals, plants and the environment

During this workshop in Kenya, participants drew up a set of priority One Health investment cases based on prior analysis of the country’s evaluations....

FAO champions implementation of 12 projects as The Pandemic Fund rolls out first round of financing

FAO will co-lead the implementation of 12 projects worth $264 million aimed to boost local and global health security as part of The Pandemic Fund’s...

FAO and the Kenya Zoonotic Disease Unit implement One Health intervention cost effectiveness and cost benefit analysis

FAO collaborated with the Kenya Zoonotic Disease Unit (ZDU) to conduct a Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Cost Benefit Analysis of the operationalization...

FAO welcomes the new Pandemic Fund and role as Implementing Entity to support countries to better prevent, prepare and respond

The World Bank kick-started the application process to the Pandemic Fund, calling for proposals for an initial envelope of USD300 million. The Fund...