One Health: Two Decades of Progress and Challenges for the Future.

  • 2021-03-16
  • Admin Admin

In the early years of the 21st century, emerging zoonotic viruses that had the potential to cause pandemic disease, including extensive human mortality, created several international crises. Governments and scientists worldwide recognised that greater interdisciplinary collaboration was required to prevent and control zoonoses, and that such collaboration should include not only physicians and veterinarians, but also wildlife specialists, environmentalists, anthropologists, economists and sociologists, among others. The expression ‘One Health’ was proposed as a concept to foster such interdisciplinary collaboration. It has been adopted with great enthusiasm by the veterinary profession and by the international agencies charged with control of zoonoses, most notably the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Worldwide, the veterinary profession has promoted the concept of One Health to address such issues as food safety, food security, antimicrobial resistance, climate change and the human-animal bond. The pandemic of COVID 19 and its presumed origins from a wildlife reservoir has brought further attention to the importance of One Health. The lecture will present a personal perspective on the origins of One Health and its relevance to human medicine and environmental issues.

Prof. Paul Gibbs, as a virologist is also devoted to promoting the concept of One Health. This lecture will present the origins of One Health and its relevance to human medicine and environmental issues.

Date: March 24
Time: 7 – 9 PM (Taipei time)
This lecture will be held via Google Meet. The link will be provided after you complete the online registration.

2 points for TMU Global Learning Passport for students. 2 hours of TMU education training credits for faculty.

For more information, please contact Global Partnerships Section (gps@tmu.edu.tw)