WONCA (World Organization of Family Doctors [physicians]) Reiterates Recognition/Support of One Health Principles in June 22, 2018 Newsletter to members ...

 “ ... WONCA and One Health Initiative
For a number of years WONCA has supported the aims and objectives of the One Health Initiative. The mission statement of the Initiative is:

Recognizing that human health (including mental health via the human-animal bond phenomenon), animal health, and ecosystem health are inextricably linked, One Health seeks to promote, improve, and defend the health and well-being of all species by enhancing cooperation and collaboration between physicians, veterinarians, other scientific health and environmental professionals and by promoting strengths in leadership and management to achieve these goals.

This has increasing relevance in today’s complex interaction between man, animals and the environment, as evidenced by the spread of antimicrobial resistance and the emergence and re-emergence of vector-borne and zoonotic infections. To find out more about One Health go to their website at:”
Note: Dr. Garth Manning [MB BCh BAO, DRCOG, DAvMed, MRCGP, FRCGP], Chief Executive Officer (CEO) World Organization of Family Doctors [physicians] (WONCA), (Thailand)] is a member of the OHI team Advisory Board