One Health

We see One Health as the close relationship between people, animals and the environment, and the impact that poor health in one of these areas can have on the others. A One Health approach is vital for the prevention and control of zoonotic diseases, but is also important in understanding a wide range of challenges such as antimicrobial resistance, food security and nutrition, and community and mental health issues arising from relationships with land and the environment in the face of environmental degradation and climate change. 

Health security

Preparedness and response to emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance and other health security threats.

 

  • Leading a landmark report on the state of health security in 22 countries in the Indo-Pacific region
  • Developing guidelines on surveillance of antimicrobial use and resistance in agriculture in Southeast Asia
  • Improving risk-based approaches to surveillance for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and other transboundary diseases in 48 African countries
  • Responding to outbreaks of emerging zoonoses

Integrated information systems

Innovative approaches to integrating animal and public health information to meet the needs of all stakeholders 

 

  • Developing an integrated surveillance, reporting and case management module for management of suspected rabies in animals and people in Indonesia
  • Developing the Australian Q Fever Register
  • Planning for an integrated One Health information system for remote Indigenous communities in Northern Australia

Training

Developing One Health training for public and animal health professionals