About the organizers
The 5th International One Health Congress is a co-organization of the One Health Platform Foundation and the University of Saskatchewan.
The One Health Platform
The One Health Platform is a strategic forum of One Health stakeholders and advocates who strongly support the idea of an integrated approach to human, animal and environmental health as the best solution to complex and urgent health threats.
The fight against antimicrobial resistance and the development of better and safer medicines for zoonoses and emerging infectious diseases are among the main objectives of the One Health Platform. To address these challenges successfully, however, we urgently need to integrate know-how, evidence and technologies from key players involved in healthcare research, including academic institutions and pharmaceutical companies. The One Health Platform therefore brings together academics (Scientific Advisory Board), the pharmaceutical industry (Industry Advisory Board) and public health officials (International One Health Coalition) to determine the most urgent research gaps, coordinate research, disseminate study results, advocate and implement the One Health Agenda in order to improve the health of humans, animals and the environment through evidence-based policy.
The University of Saskatchewan
The University of Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s leading medical-doctoral research-intensive universities, and offers the widest array of human and animal health science programs in the country. “One Health: Solutions at the Animal-Human-Environment Interface” is one of six signature areas and, importantly, the University of Saskatchewan has substantial expertise in working with underserved communities. In 2014, the UoS proposed the concept for a Canadian One Health Network that brings together more than 150 researchers from 18 universities, 5 Government Agencies and more than 10 industry partners. In collaboration with the One Health Platform, the UoS will draw assistance from these experts and others in developing an outstanding congress program. More information about the University of Saskatchewan is to be found on www.usask.ca