The One Health Vision: From Institutional Support to Local Practice

Friday, February 17, 2012: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Room 116-117 (VCC West Building)
One Health has emerged as a multidisciplinary effort to attain optimal health of humans, animals, and our environment. Emerging zoonotic diseases, food- and water-borne diseases, and environmental change pose increasing threats to health on a global basis. The One Health vision is being embraced institutionally while being practiced locally. Participants will focus on implementing One Health principles through both public health policy support and concrete actions at the human-animal-environment interface. This session will provide updates on the status of large international initiatives related to One Health, ongoing policy-related working groups based on interdisciplinary international collaborations, and specific presentations that describe One Health being practiced at the local level, including efforts in developing countries.
Barbara Hyde, American Society for Microbiology
Stanley Maloy, San Diego State University
Ronald Atlas, University of Louisville
Carol Rubin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Operationalizing One Health: A Policy Perspective
Dominic Travis, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
Implementing One Health in Africa
Esther Schelling, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Enhancing Joint Delivery of Human and Animal Health Services in Remote Areas
Parntep Ratanakorn, Mahidol University
One Health Initiative in South East Asia
Roland Suluku, Njala University
Animal Health Clubs in Sierra Leone
Mark Raizenne, Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (CFEZID)
One Health: A Canadian Public Health Perspective
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