Date: November 15-17, 2011
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Organizer: Government of the United Mexican States, FAO, OIE, and WHO
The High Level Technical Meeting (HLTM) was held in Mexico City in November 2011. HLTM built upon the outcomes of the International Ministerial Conference on Avian and Pandemic Influenza (Hanoi 2010) and other related international meetings. The focus of the HLTM was to initiate a process in which health risks at human-animal-ecosystem interfaces are addressed within different geographic regions and to prepare for the next Joint Ministerial Meeting, planned for 2012 or 2013. The meeting highlighted three topic areas (rabies, animal influenza, and antimicrobial resistance) as a basis for discussion about what the Tripartite and individual countries are and could be doing to build political will and more actively engage Ministers in the One Health movement.