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Thursday, May 26 • 09:00 - 09:30
Getting One Health to work: A public health perspective

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Love it or hate it the One Health movement is gaining momentum and likely to be here to stay, for at least the remainder of my working life. There are a plethora of One Health courses and programs at universities around the world and the concept is even embedded as a core principle in future planning for veterinary education in the US. However, in the rush to embrace One Health have we lost some clarity about what it is we are pursuing and where it fits amongst other competing concepts? This presentation will provide a real-life example of how the principles of One Health have been applied to assist the development of a national strategy to control leptospirosis in Fiji. The successful process taken in Fiji has shaped our thinking on what One Health is and how to apply it in practice. It also clearly showed us the need to go beyond the traditional “Venn diagram” definition if we are going to get it beyond an academic exercise

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Simon Reid

University of Queensland
Associate Professor Simon Reid is a keen advocate of One Health, which is an emerging international field of research and practice integrating human, animal and ecosystem health to address health hazards at the human-animal-ecosystem interface. His formal training was in Veterinary... Read More →

Thursday May 26, 2016 09:00 - 09:30 ACST
City Room 3 Adelaide Convention Centre