One Health Initiative
Laura Kahn | lkahn@Princeton.edu
Some Allied Projects and Groups:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World One Health Congress
International Student One Health Alliance
and Facebook: ISOHA One Health Community
On One Health Approaches:
There are three global One Health groups leading the One Health Charge. The One Health Commission (Dr. Cheryl Stroud) the One Health Initiative pro bono group (Dr. Bruce Kaplan and Dr. Laura Kahn) and the One Health Platform.
These 3 groups joined forces in 2016 to launch a global One Health Day that is officially recognized on Nov 3. However, events educating about One Health and One Health issues can be held any time of the year. Event organizers are urged to ‘register‘ their events to get them on the map.
The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment. The synergism achieved will advance health care for the 21st century and beyond by accelerating biomedical research discoveries, enhancing public health efficacy, expeditiously expanding the scientific knowledge base, and improving medical education and clinical care. When properly implemented, it will help protect and save untold millions of lives in our present and future generations.
One Health is dedicated to improving the lives of all species—human and animal—through the integration of human medicine, veterinary medicine and environmental science.
One Health shall be achieved through:
- Joint educational efforts between human medical, veterinary medical schools, and schools of public health and the environment;
- Joint communication efforts in journals, at conferences, and via allied health networks;
- Joint efforts in clinical care through the assessment, treatment and prevention of cross-species disease transmission;
- Joint cross-species disease surveillance and control efforts in public health;
- Joint efforts in better understanding of cross-species disease transmission through comparative medicine and environmental research;
- Joint efforts in the development and evaluation of new diagnostic methods, medicines and vaccines for the prevention and control of diseases across species and;
- Joint efforts to inform and educate political leaders and the public sector through accurate media publications.
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