American Medical Association (USA) President Reaffirms Strong Support of One Health



"The AMA strongly supports the One Health Initiative, the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines to attain optimal health for humans, animals, and our environment. More than 60 percent of human infectious diseases and the preponderance of emerging infectious diseases have an animal vector. Better collaboration is needed between human and veterinary medicine to protect the public health. The One Health Initiative is playing an important role in achieving this goal."


Cecil B. Wilson, MD, President,

American Medical Association


Message for posting on the One Health Initiative website received August 30, 2010