“ ... At the heart of the Predict project are the principles laid out by the One Health Initiative, which seeks to foster collaborations between professionals in various science fields that will benefit the well-being of humans, animals, and the environment.
It’s an all-in-one philosophy that has deep historical roots. Hinduism’s ahimsa dictates that all living things are sacred because they are part of God and the natural world. Totemism, popular among may African tribes, posits a kinship between humans and wildlife. Similarly, One Health, which was started by veterinarians and doctors in the United States in 2007, looks to understand the human-wildlife interface, encouraging interdisciplinary collaborations in government and academia, discouraging human encroachment on natural habitats, and calling for the extensive surveillance of pathogens. ...”