“An evening of academic talks and public discussion in Finland, a One Health poster competition in the US, a One Health University Students Club meeting in Rwanda, an international symposium on food safety in Chile, and a One Health Awareness Week in Afghanistan...” states a news release from the One Health Commission. More than 100 global events in 35 countries across six continents are being organized for the first annual One Health Day on November 3.
One Health Day answers the urgent need for a One Health trans-disciplinary approach towards solving today's critical global health challenges. It is a timely initiative that gives scientists and advocates a powerful voice for moving beyond current provincial approaches to emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, climate change, environmental pollution, and many other problems, to a holistic default way of doing business.
One Health Day was officially launched in March this year by three international One Health groups: the One Health Commission, the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team, and the One Health Platform Foundation. According to the release, these groups called upon individuals and groups from around the world to implement One Health educational projects and awareness events under the auspices of One Health Day. Their joint call to action generated an array of projects worldwide.
Additional information and an entire list of participating events is available online at www.onehealthday.org