1st One Health Conference Norway 2021
Join the 1st One Health Conference Norway, as we draw a picture of the ongoing One Health work in Norway, and together frame the way forward towards a One Health Norway platform.
Welcome to the 1st One Health Conference Norway on the 3 November 2021! We invite you to save the date and pre-register for the event. More information regarding the program and invited speakers will be made available soon.
One Health is a rapidly advancing field of knowledge and a vastly expanding network of governance that recognizes the fundamental interconnections between humans, animals, and the environment that we share, galvanizing an integrated approach to health and sustainability at the human-animal-environment interface.
Although One Health is not a new concept, it has grown in significance in recent years, emerging as a political and scientific imperative for systemic and sustainable response to the complex and pressing global health threats linked to climate change, declining biodiversity, antimicrobial resistance, emerging and endemic infectious disease, and non-communicable disease. The COVID-19 pandemic in particular, and its devastating health and economic impact especially, have underscored that the present moment is one of critical and potentially paradigm-shifting significance, in which global health and the viability of all life on our planet is at stake.
Over the course of the past decade, a number of global agencies, including the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the World Bank, have endorsed, mobilized, and advanced a number of high-level, multilateral One Health collaborations. Throughout the world, regional and national One Health institutes, political alliances, and academic and scientific networks have proliferated as well.
Within the academic and practical One Health milieus in Norway, there is significant scientific expertise and strong political will. However, at the national level, there is a marked need to assemble, unite, and mobilize the Norwegian One Health scientific and policy environment, and to harness a One Health focus across different national agendas and policies, ensuring a cohesive national One Health platform for local, regional, national, and international One Health collaborations. Please join us for this conference, as we draw a picture of the ongoing One Health work in Norway, and together frame the way forward towards a One Health Norway platform.