ONE HEALTH – Biological Times


Publication Date : 03/06/2023

Author(s) :

Wajeeha Rafaqat, Muhammad Sohail Sajid, Kashif Hussain, Tahira Iftakhar .

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 6
(06 - 2023)

Abstract :

One Health " is an interdisciplinary approach. It emphasizes the importance of collaboration and cooperation among various sectors, including human medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, and environmental science, to achieve optimal health outcomes for all. The concept of One Health recognizes that the health of humans, animals, and the environment are closely intertwined. For example, certain diseases can be transmitted between animals and humans (zoonotic diseases), and environmental factors such as pollution or habitat destruction can affect the health of both humans and animals. By considering the health of all these components together, One Health aims to address health challenges more comprehensively and effectively. One Health initiatives typically involve collaborative efforts between professionals from different disciplines. These efforts can include surveillance and early detection of zoonotic diseases, research into shared risk factors and mechanisms of disease transmission, development of strategies for disease prevention and control, and promotion of environmental conservation and sustainability. The One Health approach has gained significant recognition and importance in recent years, particularly in light of emerging infectious diseases such as Ebola, Zika, and most notably, the COVID-19 pandemic. By adopting the One Health approach, societies can enhance their preparedness and response to emerging health threats, promote sustainable and healthy ecosystems, and improve the overall well-being of both humans and animals. Key words: one health, interdisciplinary approach, triad, zoonotic diseases, veterinary medicine

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