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What should
'One Health' in the
real world mean?  

The concept of ‘One Health’ has become central to policy debates in recent years. The need to link human, animal and environmental health is seen as a priority. But what is happening in practice? And what lessons have been learned from responding to zoonoses such as avian influenza and Ebola, as well as those which don't hit the headlines such as trypanosomiasis?

EVENT: One Health for the Real World:
zoonoses, ecosystems and wellbeing

17-18 March 2016, at the Zoological Society of London

Hear from the following experts in the final panel, 'Engaging research with policy and action':

  • Dr Katinka de Balogh (Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN)
  • Professor Chris Dye (World Health Organization)
  • Professor David Heymann (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
  • Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka (Conservation Through Public Health)
  • Dr Steve Osofsky (Wildlife Conservation Society)
  • Professor Charlotte Watts (UK Department for International Development)
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One Health for the Real World is being organised by the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium in partnership with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the Royal Society. It will present new interdisciplinary frameworks for a real-world One Health approach to zoonoses, highlight research evidence from field-based settings in Africa and beyond, and debate implications for policy and practice. 

Other speakers include: 
  • Professor Bassirou Bonfoh (Swiss Centre for Scientific Research, Côte d'Ivoire)
  • Professor Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu (University of Ghana)
  • Dr Peter Daszak (Ecohealth Alliance)
  • Professor Vupenyu Dzingirai (University of Zimbabwe)
  • Dr Delia Grace (International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya)

Find details of all speakers at

The symposium's organising committee includes Professor Andrew Cunningham (ZSL), Professor Kate Jones (University College London), Professor Melissa Leach (Institute of Development Studies), Professor Ian Scoones (ESRC STEPS Centre) and Professor James Wood (University of Cambridge).
Farmers and cart in Zambia. Photo: Sue Welburn
ESPA logoThe Dynamic Drivers of Disease in  Africa Consortium is an ESPA-funded research programme delivering cutting-edge, multidisciplinary science on the relationships between ecosystems, zoonoses, health and wellbeing with the objective of moving people out of poverty and promoting social justice.

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