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

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 ‘disservices’, such as reservoirs for new, ‘emerging’ 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).
 
For further information, to register for the symposium or to submit a poster proposal, go to https://www.zsl.org/science/whats-on/one-health-for-the-real-world-zoonoses-ecosystems-and-wellbeing
 
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Farmers and cart in Zambia. Photo: Sue Welburn
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ESPA logoThe Dynamic Drivers of Disease in  Africa Consortium is an ESPA-funded research programme designed to deliver 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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