In a collaborative effort, GSL Investigators Chloe Clifford Astbury, Tarra L Penney, A.M. Viens, and Arne Ruckert, the Director of Policy at AMR Policy Accelerator, among other authors, have unveiled findings from their systematic scoping review of Policies to prevent zoonotic spillover: a systematic scoping review of evaluative evidence. The review, conducted from a One Health perspective, emphasizes the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health in combating emerging infectious diseases.
The review addresses the escalating threat posed by zoonotic diseases to global population health. As globalization accelerates, containing epidemics and pandemics becomes increasingly challenging, necessitating effective preventive interventions. Public policies emerge as pivotal tools in mitigating the risk of zoonotic spillover events. The researchers aimed to identify and describe evaluations of public policies targeting the determinants of zoonotic spillover, guided by the One Health approach.