Pets, people and the planet are inter-connected.
This series of short blogs is based on this relationship. It is called the One Health between all living beings and the world in which we live.
This way of looking at life, or paradigm, helps scientists use research from one field of study in another.
Here’s a quote from the One Health roadmap to health:
“The current fragmented framework of health governance for humans, animals and environment, together with the conventional linear approach to solving current health problems, is failing to meet today’s health challenges and is proving unsustainable. Advances in healthcare depend increasingly on intensive interventions, technological developments and expensive pharmaceuticals. The disconnect grows between human health, animal health and environmental and ecosystems health. Human development gains have come with often unrecognized negative externalities affecting ecosystems. Deterioration in biodiversity and ecosystem services threatens to reverse the health gains of the last century. A paradigm shift is urgently required to de-sectoralize human, animal, plant and ecosystem health and to take a more integrated approach to health, One Health (OH).“
2020 is the year when OH can help doctors focus on the balance between science, nature and healing to help everyone survive and thrive.