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Outcomes of open debate on Implementation of One Health in undergraduate education.

One Health[1] is a concept that recognises interlinks between human health, animal health and the environment. The value of the One Health holistic approach is undisputed when it comes to tackling different challenges to public and animal health.

Academics, students, professionals and policy makers were engaged in lively discussions about One Health in Paris on 5th December 2018. Participants exchanged their views’ about the value and necessity for working together on a common understanding of One Health concept and on promoting interdisciplinary collaboration starting from universities.

The European associations representing medical doctors, dentists, veterinarians and their students remain committed partners for future actions to be undertaken towards the implementation of the One Health approach in education and practice and call on academics and policy makers at national and European level

  • To work on the development of a clear definition to ensure a common understanding of the One Health concept;
  • To foster exchanges between medical, dental and veterinary schools under the One Health approach;
  • To work together on One Health Competences;
  • To support and ensure the continuation of this open debate;
  • To support the further investigation of implementation of One Health interdisciplinary education of doctors, dentists and veterinarians.

Outcomes of the open debate have been summarised on a briefing report available here.


[1] http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/