The Lancet One Health Commission

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What is One Health?

The One Health concept recognizes the complex interconnectedness and interdependence of humans, animals, and the environment that we share. The One Health approach aims to demonstrate the synergistic benefit of closer cooperation between the human, animal, and environmental health sciences, as well as the importance of dismantling disciplinary and professional silos. This work is vital for ensuring a sustainably reconnected approach to defending and enhancing the health of humans, animals, and our shared environment.

Read more: The One Health concept

What shall The Lancet One Health Commission Achieve?

The ambition of The Lancet One Health Commission is to offer a recalibrated understanding of the ways in which contemporary global health challenges are implicated within the complex interconnectedness of humans, animals, and our shared environment, and to provide an approach for harnessing this knowledge to ensure a sustainably healthy future. The Commission’s work will explicate the significance of a One Health approach for policy by engaging transdisciplinary expertise and perspectives from both the public and private sectors. Attention will be directed to infectious diseases, AMR, and non-communicable diseases—the latter of which have often been left out of the discourse on One Health.

Read more: Objectives of The Lancet One Health Commission

Why is this important for UiO?

As a leading player within education and research, The Lancet One Health Commission offers an important contribution to the University of Oslo’s engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals and Life Sciences initiative.

The Commission

The Lancet One Health Commission is chaired by Dr. John Amuasi and Prof. Andrea S. Winkler. The Commission comprises of 26 Commissioners and several researchers from multiple disciplines from around the globe. Meet the Commission here!

                   Co-Chairs of The Lancet One Health Commission
                   Dr. John Amuasi MD and Prof. Andrea S. Winkler MD

Partners

Funding and Support

The Lancet One Health Commission is funded by UiO: Life Science and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
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The Commission is supported in-kind by the Centre for Global Health at UiO, the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and the Center for Global Health at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). 

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Published Jan. 21, 2019 3:26 PM - Last modified Jan. 25, 2021 1:30 PM