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People, Pathogens, and Our Planet : Volume One - Towards a One Health Approach for Controlling Zoonotic Diseases
World Bank [2010-01-01]
Whether living in urban or rural environments, humans tend to perceive the world around them as being shaped by culture and industry more than by natural history. Humans, however, are part of a biological continuum that covers all living species. Charles Darwin's 200th birthday in 2009 could serve to remind us of this. All animals, including humans but also plants, fungi, and bacteria, ...
SUBJECT: virus; terrestrial animal; pandemic influenza; influenza; surveillance system
World Bank [2014-04]
Disease risks to humans, animals, and plants are determined by interconnected environmental variables that affect incidence, transmission, and outbreak. Climate change affects many of the environmental variables that lead to disease. Regardless of the species involved, the impacts can ultimately affect the health, livelihood, and economic security of humans. The objective of this World ...
SUBJECT: virus; domestic animals; grazing lands; influenza; treatment
World Bank [2012-06]
This study aims to build on the findings from the previously mentioned studies, and seeks to provide more detailed information on the costs of the various functions and categories of expenditure involved in the establishment and operation of system for the prevention and control of emerging zoonotic diseases at country and global level. It will also seek to provide information on effici ...
SUBJECT: human fatalities; virus; pandemic influenza; tetanus; influenza
Animal and Pandemic Influenza : A Framework for Sustaining Momentum, Fifth Global Progress Report July 2010
UN System Influenza Coordination et al. [2010-07]
Global efforts continue to work towards ensuring a world capable of preventing, detecting, and responding to animal and public health risks attributable to zoonoses and animal diseases. Drawing on achievements and experiences of the past five years, the fifth global progress report was produced to support the discussions and to provide a record of key outcomes from international ministe ...
SUBJECT: human fatalities; influenza experts; virus; disaster planning; pandemic influenza
World Bank [2009-09-15]
The purpose of this synthesis report is to try and draw together recent work on the sector to understand in greater detail what is driving the sector, and how these drivers and trends may play out in the future and what options are available in response. This is not a strategy for the sector, but rather an attempt to provide some clarity to the development of the sector as a basis for s ...
SUBJECT: predation; consumer demand; milk products; agricultural extension; livestock producers
Lao People's Democratic Republic - Operational Costs of Trade-Related Sanitary and Phytosanitary Activities
World Bank [2010-07-01]
Information derived from sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) surveillance and monitoring activities is an increasingly important requirement for market access and a crucial input for risk management and policymaking. This study report was undertaken with resources provided by the trade development facility multi donor trust fund to assist the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Repub ...
SUBJECT: human fatalities; laboratory tests; soils; pollutants; sick animals
Investing in the Livestock Sector : Why Good Numbers Matter, A Sourcebook for Decision Makers on How to Improve Livestock Data
Pica-Ciamarra, Ugo et al. 
This sourcebook summarizes the outputs and lessons of the Livestock in Africa: improving data for better policies project. It aims to present the challenges facing professionals collecting and analyzing livestock data and statistics and possible solutions. While the Sourcebook does not address all conceivable issues related to enhancing livestock data and underlining statistical issues, ...
SUBJECT: pastoral areas; nutritional value; livestock enterprises; animal disease; livestock producers
Global Program for Avian Influenza Control and Human Pandemic Preparedness and Response : Project Accomplishments
Jonas, Olga et al. 
This report reviews some of the accomplishments of the Global Program for Avian Influenza Control and Human Pandemic Preparedness and Response (GPAI). This multisectoral program comprised 72 projects in 60 developing countries in all regions and received $1.3 billion in financing from the World Bank. This support for GPAI projects was one of the World Bank s contributions to a coordinat ...
SUBJECT: pandemic influenza; influenza; surveillance system; human influenza; vaccination policy
International Finance Corporation 
Environmental and social responsibility is becoming more and more important in todayapos;s global economy. There are thousands of environmental and social codes and standards in the world today. The codes and standards define the rules and the objectives. But the challenge is in the implementation. An environmental and social management system (ESMS) helps companies to integrate the rul ...
SUBJECT: denitrification; fatigue; influenza; environmental policies; livestock producers