OHEJP MATRIX D-WP4.1
The One Health EJP MATRIX project aims to advance the implementation of One Health Surveillance (OHS) in practice by building onto existing resources, adding value to them and creating synergies among the sectors at the national level. Within work package 4 (WP4), a generic benchmarking tool (EU-EpiCap) is being developed for characterizing, monitoring and evaluating epidemiological surveillance capacities and capabilities, which directly contribute to OHS. The tool aims to identify and describe the collaborations among actors involved in the surveillance of a pathogen/hazard and to characterise (with a set of indicators) the One Health-ness (OH-ness) of the surveillance system. The tool will support identification of areas that could lead to improvements in existing OH surveillance capacities and capabilities, embracing the concept of “information for action”, as well as the comparison across systems or member states.