Patronage Organisations

The 3rd GRF One Health Summit 2015 will be conducted under the patronage of the following institutions. GRF Davos is grateful for their continuous support.

Federal Office of Public Health FOHP

The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) is part of the Federal Department of Home Affairs. Along with the cantons it is responsible for public health in Switzerland and for developing national health policy. As the national health authority, the FOPH also represents Switzerland's interests in the field of health in international organisations and with respect to other countries.The FOPH employs 600 people (490.9 full-time equivalent jobs - status December 2013).

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

The OIE is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for improving animal health worldwide.

The need to fight animal diseases at global level led to the creation of the Office International des Epizooties through the international Agreement signed on January 25th 1924. In May 2003 the Office became the World Organisation for Animal Health but kept its historical acronym OIE.

The OIE provides the advice needed by its Members to support them in preventing and managing serious animal disease outbreaks. For the last few years, it has consistently advocated that improving the governance of animal health systems, in both the public and private sector, is the most effective way to safeguard global animal health and human health when zoonoses occur. In areas related to the animal-human-ecosystem interface, collaboration and cooperation among the various sectors is critical to effective and efficient efforts and the OIE has been working along multiple different avenues to increase the guidance provided to Members on how to best work at the interface.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

FAO's mandate is to improve nutrition, increase agricultural productivity, raise the standard of living in rural populations and contribute to global economic growth.Focusing on the following main goals:

  • Help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition 
  • Make agriculture more productive and sustainable
  • Reduce rural poverty
  • Ensure inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems
  • Protect livelihoods from disasters