What is One Health?

Human, animal and ecosystem health are inextricably linked.

One Health is a unifying force to safeguard human and animal health, to reduce disease threats and to ensure a safe food supply through effective and responsible management of natural resources – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Strategic Action Plan.

How does it work?

The One Health approach embraces the inter-connectivity of the world and tackles the type of problems we face collectively as a region including climate change, habitat destruction, biodiversity loss, over-exploitation, food security, water issues, invasive species and emerging diseases.

One Health is focused on developing more efficient and effective strategies to address health issues at the human - animal - environment interface. Its foundation is interdisciplinary - aimed at minimizing harms and maximizing benefits from the co-management of human, animal and environmental health.

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