What is One Health?

Our societies face multiple health challenges from current and emerging threats such as antimicrobial resistance, infectious diseases crossing between animals and humans, impacts of climate change and environmental degradation. One Health recognises that humans, animals, plants, and the wider environment are inter-linked. The One Health High Level Expert Panel  defines One Health as being “an integrated, unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimise the health of people, animals and ecosystems.  It recognises the health of humans, domestic and wild animals, plants, and the wider environment are closely linked and inter-dependent.”

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