One World One Health may be a new phrase, but the concept extends back to ancient times. The recognition that environmental factors impact on human health traces as far back as to the Greek physician Hippocrates who promoted the concept that public health depended on a clean environment.
 
More recently, the World Health Organization used that phrase to emphasize that human health, animal health and the environment are inextricably linked. It was the beginning of a worldwide effort to develop interdisciplinary collaborations in order to:

 

  • Address the connections between health and the environment
  • Accelerate biomedical research discoveries
  • Enhance public health efficiency
  • Expand the scientific knowledge
  • Improve medical education and clinical care

 

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