Published in WONCA [World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA)] E-Update Friday 18th January 2019
WONCA and OneHealth
One Health recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. It is a collaborative, multisectoral, and trans-disciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.
WONCA is pleased to support all aspects of the OneHealth initiative, and all those who heard Dr Kate Anteyi’s plenary at WONCA’s world conference in Korea in October will know how important this interdisciplinary approach is in preventing the next major epidemic. Find out more about the OneHealth Initiative at http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/index.php
Note: Original notification to One Health Initiative team of WONCA support/endorsement of One Health in July 2015 http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/news.php?query=PHYSICIANS%92+World+Organization+of+Family+Doctors+%28WONCA%29+issues+One+Health+Letter+of+Support+.
“WONCA http://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/ and One Health – ‘WONCA, the World Organisation of Family Doctors [physicians], now has over 118 Member Organizations in 131 countries and territories with membership of about 500,000 family doctors [physicians]’