- First and comprehensive handbook on the emerging concept of "One Health" and the aspects of Food Safety and Security as well as National Plans for Implementation of One Health Activities
- The importance of One Health is promoted worldwide by individuals as well as prominent organizations, e.g. the World Health Organization
- Written by leading experts in the field?
One Health is an emerging concept that aims to bring together human, animal, and environmental health. Achieving harmonized approaches for disease detection and prevention is difficult because traditional boundaries of medical and veterinary practice must be crossed. In the 19th and early 20th centuries this was not the case—then researchers like Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch and physicians like William Osler and Rudolph Virchow crossed the boundaries between animal and human health. More recently Calvin Schwabe revised the concept of One Medicine. This was critical for the advancement of the field of epidemiology, especially as applied to zoonotic diseases. The future of One Health is at a crossroads with a need to more clearly define its boundaries and demonstrate its benefits. Interestingly the greatest acceptance of One Health is seen in the developing world where it is having significant impacts on control of infectious diseases.
Table of contents
Food Safety and Food security: a One Health paradigm.- Food safety and food security: An international perspective.- The importance of a One Health approach to preventing the development of antibiotic resistance.- Bovine spongiform encephalitis: a new concept in food safety.- Pathogenic E.coli and One Health implications.- Wet markets as a One Health problem in food safety and food security .- (still missing).- National plans for developing a One Health approach.- FAO and One Health.- Development of One Health national approaches in Africa.- Development of One Health approaches in the Western Pacific.- Development of national One Health activities in SE Asia.- One Health in Mongolia .- One Health new technologies, new approaches and how to implement.- Climate Change and Human Health: A One Health Approach.- Operationalising One Health: Stone Mountain and beyond .- Building a foundation for One Health: an education strategy for enhancing and sustaining national and regional capability in emerging disease management .- Changing the paradigm from emergency response to prevention at source.- One health from a social-ecological systems perspective.- Subject index