Maximizing societal benefit from the control of neglected zoonoses: Identifying synergies and trade-offs in the control of Taenia solium

Cristina Soare, Amelia Garcia-Ara, Alessandro Seguino, Matthys Uys, Lian Francesca Thomas

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Abstract

Interventions to control or eradicate neglected zoonoses are generally paid for through the public purse and when these interventions focus on the animal hosts, they are often expected to be performed and financed through the state veterinary service. The benefits of control, however, accrue across the human, animal and environmental spaces and enhance both public and private interests. Additionally, disease control interventions do not take place in a vacuum and the indirect impacts of our actions should also be considered if the societal benefit of interventions is to be maximised. With the caveat that unintended consequences can and will occur, pre-identifying potential synergies and trade-offs in our disease control initiatives allows for them to be considered in intervention design and monitored during program roll-out. In this paper, using a One Health approach with the example of Taenia solium control, we identify potential indirect impacts which may arise and how these may influence both our
choice of intervention and opportunities to optimise the animal, environmental and societal benefits of control through maximising synergies and minimising trade-offs.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFrontiers in Veterinary Science
Early online date9 Feb 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Feb 2022

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