Medical Dialogues
GLOBAL ONE HEALTH DAY
3RD NOVEMBER 2022
THEME FOR THIS YEAR
"Connecting Human, Animal and, Environmental Health: When We Protect One, We Protect All"
WHAT IS ONE HEALTH?
One Health is an approach that recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and our shared environment.
ABOUT GLOBAL ONE HEALTH DAY
It is a global campaign that celebrates and brings attention to the need for a One Health approach to address shared health threats at the human-animal-environment interface, celebrated annually on 3rd November.
HISTORY OF GLOBAL ONE HEALTH DAY
In 2016, The One Health Commission, One Health Platform, and One Health Initiative Team deemed International One Health Day to be November 3.
COMMON ONE HEALTH ISSUES
One Health issues include zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance, food safety and food security, vector-borne diseases, environmental contamination, and other health threats shared by people, animals, and the environment.
ABOUT ZOONOTIC DISEASES
Zoonotic diseases, also known as zoonoses, are caused by germs that spread between animals and people. For example-Rabies, Salmonella infection, West Nile virus infection, Q Fever (Coxiella burnetii), Anthrax, Brucellosis, Lyme disease, Ringworm, Ebola
HUMAN, ANIMAL, AND, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ARE LINKED
Cows graze next to a lettuce field. Cows can carry E. coli but still look healthy. -> E. coli from cow manure in the nearby farm can contaminate the lettuce field. ->People eat contaminated lettuce and can become infected with E. coli. Serious illness or sometimes death can result.
ONE HEALTH FOCUS AREAS
Zoonotic and emerging infectious diseases, Pandemic preparedness and response, One Health emergencies at the human-animal-environment interface, One Health pan-respiratory disease surveillance, Global health security and capacity building, Strengthen One Health coordination in the United States, Strategic One Health partnerships and, Prevent zoonoses shared between people and pets.
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