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Partnerships

World Health Organization

www.who.int

The WHO is the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations’ system. Key activities include:
  • providing leadership on matters critical to health and engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed;
  • shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge;
  • setting norms and standards and promoting and monitoring their implementation;
  • articulating ethical and evidence-based policy options;
  • providing technical support, catalysing change, and building sustainable institutional capacity; and
  • monitoring the health situation and assessing health trends.

WHO, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health (PHE)

The WHO-PHE

The role of the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health (PHE) within the overall work of WHO is to promote a healthier environment, intensify primary prevention and influence public policies in all sectors so as to address the root causes of environmental and social threats to health. PHE develops and promotes preventive policies and interventions based on an understanding and an in-depth scientific analysis of the evidence base for environmental and social determinants of human health. Globally, an estimated 24% of the burden of disease and 23% of all deaths can be attributed to environmental factors.

Bioversity International

www.bioversityinternational.org

Bioversity International is a global research-for-development organization. We have a vision – that agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the planet. They deliver scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural and tree biodiversity to attain sustainable global food and nutrition security.

Harvard School of Public Health Center for Health and the Global Environment

http://www.chgeharvard.org

The Harvard School of Public Health Center for Health and the Global Environment was founded in 1996 to study and promote a wider understanding of the human health consequences of global environmental change. The mission of the Center is to help people understand that our health, and that of our children, depends on the health of the environment, and that we must do everything we can to protect it.

COHAB Initiative

www.cohabnet.org

COHAB Initiative is an international programme of work on human well-being and sustainable development.

DIVERSITAS

www.diversitas-international.org

DIVERSITAS was established to address the complex scientific questions posed by the loss in biodiversity and ecosystem services and to offer science based solutions to this crisis. As one of the founding programmes of Future Earth, DIVERSITAS transferred all its activities to Future Earth, and its international Secretariat has closed on 31st December 2014.

ECOHEALTH Alliance

www.ecohealthalliance.org

EcoHealth Alliance (EHA) is an international organization of scientists dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity. For more than 40 years, EcoHealth Alliance has focused its efforts on conservation. Today, we are known for our innovative research on the intricate relationships between wildlife, ecosystems and human health.

Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations

www.fao.org

To meet the demands posed by major global trends in agricultural development and challenges faced by member nations, the Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations (FAO) has identified key priorities on which it is best placed to intervene including food security and nutrition; sustainable agriculture, forestry and fisheries; agricultural biodiversity and food systems.

FIOCRUZ

http://portal.fiocruz.br

Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, known as Fiocruz) is a prominent science and technology health institution in Latin America that is linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Health.

HEAL: HEALTH & ECOSYSTEMS: ANALYSIS OF LINKAGES

www.wcs-heal.org

HEALTH & ECOSYSTEMS: ANALYSIS OF LINKAGES (HEAL) represents a global collaboration among leading public health and environmental conservation institutions focused on understanding relationships between the state of ecosystems and public health outcomes.

International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity

iifb.indigenousportal.com

The International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB) was formed During the III Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP III) in November 1996. The IIFB is a collection of representatives from indigenous governments, indigenous non-governmental organizations and indigenous scholars and activists that organize around the CBD and other international environmental meetings to help coordinate indigenous strategies, provide advice to government parties, and influence the interpretations of government obligations to recognize and respect indigenous rights to the knowledge and resources.

International Union for Conservation of Nature

www.iucn.org

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.

Pan American Health Organization

www.paho.org

Founded in 1902, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is the specialized health agency of the Inter-American System and serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). Together with WHO, PAHO is a member of the United Nations system.

UNU-IAS

ias.unu.edu

The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is a research and teaching institute based in Tokyo.
Its mission is to advance efforts towards a more sustainable future, through policy-oriented research and capacity development focused on sustainability and its social, economic and environmental dimensions. The activities of the institute are in three thematic areas: sustainable societies, natural capital and biodiversity, and global change and resilience.

UNU-IIGH

iigh.unu.edu

The United Nations University Institute International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH), established in 2007 is situated at the UKM Hospital Complex, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It undertakes research, capacity development and dissemination of knowledge related to key global health issues. The Institute contributes to the development and strengthening of health services policy frameworks and management actions, particularly for people in developing countries, and supports implementation of promotive approaches to human health.

TRAFFIC

www.traffic.org

TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, is the leading non-governmental organization working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

World Agroforestry Centre

www.worldagroforestry.org

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a CGIAR Consortium Research Centre with headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, and six regional offices. Its mission is to generate science-based knowledge about the diverse roles that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and to use its research to advance policies and practices, and their implementation, that benefit the poor and the environment.

Wildlife Conservation Society

www.wcs.org

The goal of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is to conserve the world's largest wild places in 15 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world's biodiversity.

WCS, Animal and Human Health for the Environment (AHEAD)

WCS, AHEAD

AHEAD is affiliated with WCS. AHEAD conservation and development efforts focus on several themes of critical importance to the future of animal agriculture, human health, and wildlife health. These include zoonoses, competition over grazing and water resources, disease mitigation, local and global food security, and other potential sources of conflict related to land-use decision-making in the face of resource limitations.

World Organization for Animal Health

www.oie.int

The need to fight animal diseases at global level led to the creation of the Office International des Epizooties through the international Agreement signed on January 25th 1924. In May 2003 the Office became the World Organisation for Animal Health but kept its historical acronym OIE. The OIE is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for improving animal health worldwide.

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