CALL TO ACTION
Preparedness for epidemics of infectious diseases in animals and humans must be recognized as a public good necessary for global health security. A rapid, concerted shift in disease surveillance practices is needed to move from a single sector-based approach to a One Health multi-sectoral approach.
Ending Pandemics and the participants of Salzburg Global Seminar’s program on Finding Outbreaks Faster: Metrics for One Health Surveillance have developed Timeliness Metrics to monitor progress in outbreak prevention, detection, and response to support continuous performance improvement. We hope to inspire action and drive collaboration among One Health sectors through routine implementation of these Timeliness Metrics across the world.