Skip to 0 minutes and 11 seconds Did you ever wonder how the animal-human relationship affects our health? Or did you ever wonder why human and animals are treated in separate hospitals?
Skip to 0 minutes and 25 seconds A developing concept, One Health overcomes narrow disciplinary boundaries and helps to prepare the health systems of the future; one that takes into account ecology, culture, veterinary and human medicine, and brings them together in order to heal.
Skip to 0 minutes and 43 seconds This course invites you to broaden your understanding of the human-animal relationship, and the health issues relating to it.
Skip to 0 minutes and 54 seconds Throughout this course, you will become aware of the shortfalls arising from situations in which segmented medical disciplines do not cooperate.
Skip to 1 minute and 6 seconds One Health means the collaboration between different disciplines and different sectors. What those disciplines and sectors can gain if they work together, or what they can lose if they work in separation. One Health is the added value of a closer cooperation of human and animal health. Real-world One Health was, for me, when a nurse and a veterinary technician in a rural village in Africa said, we just don’t know why we haven’t done this earlier together. And this was after they had organised together outreach vaccination campaigns.
Skip to 1 minute and 45 seconds After this course, you will understand how such joint vaccination campaigns improve our health, and how the One Health concept helps to ensure food safety, and to address risks and hazards at informal markets. Furthermore, the course encourages you to become aware of how different beliefs and disciplinary perspectives influence, not only a certain problem, but also enable its solution. The One Health concept offers practical strategies to the solution of diverse health issues; for example, which disciplines and stakeholders should be involved if you want to address a given health problem. If One Health is applied, we not only have better means to control emerging diseases, like Ebola or rabies, there are also financial savings and environmental improvements.
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