One Health

University Partnerships for International Development

ISBN: 978-1-78635-302-3, eISBN: 978-1-78635-301-6

ISSN: 2055-3641

Publication date: 10 December 2016

Abstract

One Health is defined as an approach of integrating animal, human, and environmental health to mitigate diseases. One Health promotes public health by studying all factors, such as agriculture, food, and water security, mechanisms of toxicity and pathogenesis of acute and chronic diseases, sociology, economics, and ecosystem health (to name a few). Such an approach is essential because human, animal, and ecosystem health are inextricably linked; therefore, with this One Health approach, we are called to work together to promote, improve, and defend the health and well-being of all by enhancing cooperation and collaboration between physicians, veterinarians social scientists, economists, psychologists, legal professionals, philosophers, and other scientific health and environmental professionals. As such, the One Health movement and approach is a growing vision in global health and is gaining increasing recognition by national and international institutions, organizations, stakeholders, NGOs, and health policymakers. Likewise, the role of world-class universities is pivotal in discovering One Health scientific knowledge and translating them to policy and evidence-based practices. Universities have responsibilities to train future professionals capable of solving global health issues through interdisciplinary scientific knowledge, integrative approaches to teaching, research collaboration, community linkages, and leadership. This chapter discusses the importance of One Health and the role of higher education institutions’ One Health partnerships to improve global health.

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Dokter, C., Nassiri, R. and Trosko, J. (2016), "One Health", University Partnerships for International Development (Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Vol. 8), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 207-227. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2055-364120160000008027

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