Complementing the scientific expertise of the One Health Platform Supervisory Board is the Canadian One Health Network, initiated by the University of Saskatchewan, and the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS) as well as other African One Health experts.
Our unique position in the One Health arena allows us to capitalize on the growing interest and believe in an integrated approach to solving global health threats. Recent global disease events, like the outbreaks of Ebola, MERS and Zika, have underpinned the increasing impact of zoonotic diseases on human and animal health. It has also become clear that changes in the environment, like population growth and climate change, impact heavily on animal and human health. The 5th International One Health Congress will therefore carefully evaluate the most imminent potential hazards from various perspectives. Urgent issues like food safety, water security and integrity of the environment will be high on the congress agenda. World experts will address the social and cultural determinants of One Health.