The One Health Concept - World Health Summit 2019

The Centre for Global Health is organizing a lunch panel at the World Health Summit 2019, exploring different views on One Health with a variety of experts in the field. One Health is closely aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and is intrinsically inter- and trans-disciplinary.

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Lunch panel: The One Health Concept - on a Consensus Seeking Mission

The One Health approach aims at demonstrating the synergistic benefit and added value of an integrated approach to human and animal health as well as environmental science, thereby dismantling the disciplinary silos which continue to persist, for the benefit of the ecosystems that support human, animal and plant life. One Health is closely aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and is intrinsically inter- and trans-disciplinary. In an interdependent world, health sector actors are less likely to achieve their goals without efficient multi-disciplinary collaboration. Global health threats such as climate change, emerging infectious disease epidemics, neglected diseases of poverty, antimicrobial resistance, non-communicable diseases, in addition to food security and nutrition, require coordinated action across multiple disciplines. One Health policies and programs involve both public and private sectors, research institutions and governments, to implement effective solutions to complex issues of global concern. A One Health approach is necessary to inform a coordinated response to the aforementioned health threats.

The two chairs for the session are on a consensus seeking mission by exploring a) the prevailing views on One Health, b) the notion of paradigm shift in One Health and c) the approach towards translating the One Health concept into politics and society. They will invite panelists from the various components of One Health to engage in a thought-provoking discussion. Output from the panel discussion will feed into the current Lancet One Health Commission.

Please find more information and the full program of the World Health Summit here.

See the other events CGH will also be participating in at the World Health Summit, here.

 

Chairs:

Dr. John Amuasi

Lancet One Health Commission | Co-Chair

Prof. Dr. Andrea Winkler

Lancet One Health Commission | Co-Chair

 

Panelists:

Prof. Dr. Jürgen May

Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine | Head of the Department of Infection Epidemiology | Member of the Lancet One Health Commission 

Prof. Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz

Harvard University | Department of Human Evolutionary Biology | Visiting Professor

UCLA Division of Cardiology | Professor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine & Co-Director of UCLA Evolutionary Medicine Program | Member of the Lancet One Health Commission

Prof. Dr. Jakob Zinsstag- Klopfenstein

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (TPH) | Deputy Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health | Switzerland| Member of the Lancet One Health Commission 

Prof. Dr. Christian Walzer

Wildlife Conservation Society | Wildlife Health Program | Executive Director

Dr. Timo Falkenberg

Center for Development Research | Coordinator One Health Graduate School | University of Bonn

Dr. Kim Grützmacher

Wildlife Conservation Society | Wildlife Health Program | Program Manager

 

Published Sep. 5, 2019 11:40 AM - Last modified Oct. 25, 2019 3:00 PM