Navigating the Tripartite Zoonoses Guide (TZG): A Training for Advocates and Implementers

Taking a multisectoral, One Health approach is necessary to address complex health threats at the human-animal-environment interface.

The Tripartite organizations – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO), launched the Tripartite Zoonoses Guide (TZG), the summation of a global effort of more than 100 experts coming together from around the world to provide guidance and best practices for addressing zoonotic diseases in countries.

Using country examples shared in the TZG, this training introduces participants to the technical chapters in the Guide while providing practical guidance for strengthening a One Health approach to zoonotic diseases.

The Joint Risk Assessment (JRA OT):
A Training for Implementers

(Version: September 2020)


Zoonotic diseases, classified as either endemic or emerging, pose risks to both animal and public health. Activities to identify, assess, manage and reduce risks from zoonotic diseases benefit from coordination and collaboration between ministries.

The Joint Risk Assessment (JRA) Operational Tools (OT) was developed by the Tripartite organizations – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation of Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO)– and technical experts, to provide guidance on how to set up a joint qualitative risk assessment process at the national and subnational levels.

In this training, participants will explore the step-by-step process for setting up the JRA, conducting the technical risk assessment, and translating results to risk management options and communication needs. The JRA OT allows decision-makers to build and implement science-based risk management measures that are aligned between sectors and implemented jointly.