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Why One Health in the Caribbean

 

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Clean beaches, happy children, vibrant reefs, prosperous communities.This is the ideal portrait of a healthy Caribbean. Good health is a state we all want to attain and sustain, whether for ourselves, the animals we farm, the birds in the forest or the reefs in the sea.
Understandably, we typically address these disparate subjects as distinct health issues.Yet, as small island nations linked intimately with the sea, land and one another,the health of people, landscapes, communities, animals, seas and economies should not be separated.
 One Health is the art and science of protecting all types of health to bolster our capacity for sustainable, prosperous communities and ecosystems that can cope with the challenges of the 21st century.
 
In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 sustainable development goals to transform our world. These goals are aimed at ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all. They recognise that ending poverty and addressing a range of social needs cannot be achieved without tackling climate change and protecting life on land and in the seas.
 
One Health in the Caribbean embraces this vision.


One of the key One Health actions, is the University of the West Indies' One Health One Caribbean One Love project. We are working with Caribbean collaborators & other stakeholders to change the way people respond to complex health issues in the region.

The project has three (3) major components:
1. Developing One Health leaders across the Caribbean
2. Improving disease detection in the Caribbean
3. Building regional cooperation and policy in the Caribbean

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New Publication on Caribbean One Health!

Caribbean Resilience and Prosperity Through One Health

For more information, please download our free Caribbean One Health Book, Caribbean Resilience and Prosperity Through One Health, edited by Chris Oura, Adana Mahase-Gibson and Craig Stephen.

 


 

 
 
 

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