A high-level symposium for policymakers, practitioners and researchers
17-18 March 2016 at the Zoological Society of London
Ecosystems provide services that maintain and improve human wellbeing, such as food provisioning and disease regulation. However, they can also generate â€˜disservicesâ€™, such as reservoirs for new, â€˜emergingâ€™ infectious disease from wildlife. Healthy ecosystems and healthy people go together.Yet the precise relationships between these remain poorly understood. Understanding the interactions between ecosystem change, disease regulation and human wellbeing is an interdisciplinary challenge which the scientific community is only beginning to address.
The Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium, in partnership with the Zoological Society of London and the Royal Society, are bringing together leading experts from different fields to:
- Present new interdisciplinary frameworks for a real-world One Health approach.
- Highlight research evidence from field-based settings in Africa and beyond.
- Debate implications for policy and practice.
Members of the organising committee include Professor Andrew Cunningham (Institute of Zoology), Professor James Wood (University of Cambridge), Professor Melissa Leach (Institute of Development Studies) and Professor Ian Scoones (Institute of Development Studies).