InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) Endorses One Health
Please see original letter endorsement: http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/IAMP_OneHealth_endorsement.pdf
24 February 2014
Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP
Bruce Kaplan, DVM
Thomas P. Monath, MD
The One Health Initiative
Re: IAMP ‘One Health’ endorsing statement
With its network of 73 of the world's medical academies and medical sections of academies of science and engineering, the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) [http://www.iamp-online.org/] is committed to improving health world-wide, especially in low- and middle-income countries. By convening these 73 member academies, IAMP also brings a wealth of expertise to international discussions on health.
The globalization of trade and the increasing inter-connectedness of people via international travel provide pathogens with many opportunities for spreading. Meanwhile, increasing human populations are putting pressure on agricultural and natural landscapes to provide more food – with increasing contacts between people, domestic animals and wildlife. Add to this the trend for more and more people to live in cities with urban lifestyles, and the frequent inequities of healthcare provision between the rich and poor, then it is clear that a holistic view of world health is required.
For these reasons, we are very pleased to endorse the One Health Initiative and look forward to developing integrated solutions to the challenges affecting the health of people, animals and our environment.
- Academician Professor Datuk Dr. Lai-Meng Looi (MBBS, MD, FRCPath, FRCPA, FAMM, FAMS, FASc), Senior Fellow, Academy of Sciences Malaya and Distinguished Professor, University of Malaya, Malaysia
- Professor Detlev Ganten, MD, PhD, President, World Health Summit, Chairman of the Board, Charité Foundation Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Secretariat Dr. Peter McGrath Ms. Muthoni Kareithi –TWAS Strada Costiera 11, Trieste Italy Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Url: www.iamp-online.org – Co-Chairs Prof. Lai-Meng Looi Akademi Sains Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Email: email@example.com – Prof. Detlev Ganten Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“IAMP, a network of the world's medical academies and medical sections of academies of science and engineering, is committed to improving health world-wide. The goals of the IAMP are; to strengthen the capacity of academies to provide evidence based advice to governments on health and science policy; to support the creation of new academies; to support the creation of projects by member academies to strengthen research and higher education in their countries; and to issue consensus statements on matters of importance to global health. The IAMP Secretariat is hosted by TWAS, in Trieste, Italy.”
Peter McGrath, PhD
Dr. McGrath is a listed One Health Initiative supporter http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php.
Posted One Health Initiative website February 27, 2014 by: One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Jack Woodall, PhD ▪ Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH
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