Underserved Communities

In many parts of the world, especially in developing countries and underserved communities, society is confronted with urban sprawl, spread of infectious diseases, rampant foodborne disease outbreaks, sick livestock and companion animals, and chronic water shortages.

These challenges require global solutions in a One Health approach. The 5th International One Health Congress will therefore pay special attention to implementing One Health in underserved communities, in recognition of the complex interplay of environmental, animal and human health in underprivileged or subsistent societies around the world. At the same time, we wish to reinforce the increasing number of excellent One Health activities in developing countries.

“On a national level, we see an increasing number of excellent One Health activities, notably in South-East Asian and African countries.”

Prof. John Mackenzie, Co-Chair One Health Platform