The One Health approach has become an important focus in both medical and veterinary sciences. It recognises the relationship between both health and disease at the human, animal and environment interfaces. It promotes holistic treatment of health hazards and a systemic change of perspective in the management of risk by increasing communication and cooperation across a wide variety of disciplines.
Emerging zoonotic diseases can lead to potentially serious human health and economic impacts; the role of the veterinary profession in disease surveillance is increasingly important.
In March 2016 an international symposium organised by the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium and Zoological Society of London - One health for the real world: zoonoses, ecosystems and wellbeing.
- 6 July 2016 - World Zoonoses Day
- Tropical animal diseases and veterinary public health: joining forces to meet future global challenges - 4-8 September 2016, Berlin. First joint AITVM - STVM conference
- One Health Day - 3 November 2016
- 2nd Global conference on One Health - 10-11 November 2016, Kitakyushu City, Japan. Moving forward from One Health Concept to One Health Approach
- One Health EcoHealth 2016 - 3-7 December 2016, Melbourne, Australia. The 4th International One Health Congress & 5th Biennial Congress of the International Association for Ecology and Health (www.oheh2016.org)
- The control of neglected zoonotic diseases - from advocacy to action. Report of the fourth international meeting held at WHO headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland 19-20 November 2014. Geneva : World Health Organization [last accessed 28/6/2016]
- Contributing to One World, One Health: a strategic framework for reducing risks of infectious diseases at the animal-human-ecosystems interface. Produced by FAO, OIE, WHO, UN System Influenza Coordination, Unicef and World Bank [last accessed 29/6/2016]
- Innovation in animal health: historic success, current challenges & future opportunities [last accessed 29/6/2016, PDF 3.85 MB]
- WHO & TDR (2012) Research priorities for zoonoses and marginalized infections [last accessed 29/6/2016]
- King, Lonnie J. et al. (2008) Executive summary of the AVMA One Health Initiative Task Force report. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 233 (2), pp. 259-261.
- Final report of the AVMA One Health Initiative Task Force (2008) (accessed 29/6/2016)
- One Health: by protecting animals, we preserve our future by OIE [PDF 246 KB]
More references are available to download from our 'Related documents' box on the right hand side.
Books available in the library
- Aguirre, A. Alonso et al. (ed.) (2002) Conservation medicine: ecological health in practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press
- Rushton, Jonathan (2009) The economics of animal health and production. Wallingford: CABI
- Aguirre, A. Alonso, Ostfeld, Richard S. and Daszak, Peter (2012) New directions in conservation medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Electronic access to full-text articles for library members
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Photo: U.S. Army Sgt. Demetria Stewart, 448th Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team animal care specialist, shares best practices with Richard Angella, second from left, on how to properly treat a cow during the field portion of the One Health training held Nov. 18 to 27, 2012. Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa partnered with local Ugandan leadership, Makerere University, the Uganda People’s Defense Force and the U.S. Agency for International Development to help strengthen the capabilities and knowledge of Ugandan veterinarian and public health workers.
This image is a work of a U.S. Army soldier or employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain. Source: https://www.dvidshub.net/image/812205 Author: Staff Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti