WVA Celebrates One Health Day
November 3, 2020 marks the fifth annual One Health Day.
November 3, 2020, marks the fifth annual One Health Day, a global campaign to bring attention to the need for a One Health approach to address health threats shared among people, animals, plants, and the environment. This year, perhaps more than any other, the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the close connection between the health of people, animals, and the environment and the role this connection plays in the emergence of new diseases.
A One Health approach can address public health concerns like zoonotic diseases, antibiotic resistance, food safety, vector-borne diseases, environmental health, mental health, and much more. Successful One Health efforts require a team approach involving professionals from human, animal, and environmental health, as well as other areas like agriculture and policy.
WVA President, Dr Patricia Turner said; "The WVA celebrates One Health Day recognizing that the health and well-being of humans, animals, and ecosystems are strongly interconnected. As seen during the current SARS CoV-2 pandemic, it is critical for all health professionals to join forces and work together to solve common One Health challenges."
Join the WVA in celebrating One Health Day, raising the importance of inter-sectorial collaboration to improve the health of people, animals, and the environment.