UN officials call for holistic health approach amid crises | The Manila Times


“FOUR United Nations agencies on Monday called for global action to balance and optimize the health of people, animals and the environment as part of a new "One Health" approach.

This, after the heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Environment Program (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN-backed World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH) came together in the face of multiple global emergencies — from the coronavirus to Ebola — continued threats of disease spillover between animals and humans, loss of biodiversity, and climate change.  ...”


One Health | Wisconsin Department of Health Services (USA)


One Health

One Health is the idea that the health of people, animals, and the environment are all connected to each other. One Health depends on human health care providers, veterinarians, public health practitioners, engineers, climate scientists, and others working together at the local, regional, national, and global levels.

The goal of a One Health approach is to work towards positive health outcomes and reduce public health threats. This work is done through recognizing the connection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.

Did you know? More than half of all infections people can get can be spread by animals? In celebration of One Health Day on Nov. 3, learn how a One Health approach to public health can lead to healthier people, animals, and environment at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) One Health website...”


Ministry, PAHO launch Guyana’s One Health Initiative - Stabroek News


“A Ministry of Health press release said that initiative is geared at preventing and preparing for current and future health challenges at the human-animal-environment interface, through collaboration and coordination across governance frameworks of human, animal, plant and environmental health programmes. The meeting focused on the process of developing Guyana’s One Health Policy, reviewing the concept of One Health, its benefits and possibilities of implementation in Guyana and the strategic perspectives for upcoming One Health activities across the country.  ...”