One Health is described as an integrated, unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimize the health of people, animals and ecosystems. It recognizes the health of humans, domestic and wild animals, plants, and the wider environment (including ecosystems) are closely linked and inter-dependent.
The approach mobilizes multiple sectors, disciplines and communities at varying levels of society to work together to foster well-being and tackle threats to health and ecosystems, while addressing the collective need for clean water, energy and air, safe and nutritious food, taking action on climate change, and contributing to sustainable development1.
One Health approaches are key to sustainably prevent neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). This webinar will formally launch One Health: approach for action against neglected tropical diseases 2021-2030. This companion document to the NTD road map 2021-2030 aims to support stakeholders and countries, international organization and non-State actors to achieve the 2030 targets through transdisciplinary and cross-cutting approaches.
WHO will formally launch this document by bringing together panelists who will highlight its key concepts and importance. The webinar will also share experiences of One Health in action.
Registration link (https://who.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LekM1S78Q123mlF5Mmc-Ig)
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1 Operational definition recognized by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The four organizations are working together to mainstream One Health so that they are better prepared to prevent, predict, detect, and respond to global health threats and promote sustainable development.