Our objectives

1. Exchange the latest high-level scientific state-of-the-art research and gather information on One Health science and AMR at the biennial congresses and to disseminate the results and insights of existing and new research projects on zoonoses, emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance, including the ecological and environmental factors which drive and impact on these diseases. In that way, we aim to make science evolve, thus improving health and security.

2. Identify and prioritize research gaps in the fields of zoonoses, emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance, including the ecological and environmental factors which impact on these diseases, and advocate the resulting scientific research agenda - both at the scientific and the policy level.

3. Engage the broader scientific community and global health security policy makers in understanding that some zoonotic diseases can potentially be used as biological weapons.

4. Establish a Horizon Scanning Group of experts to help predict potential biological events that could impact on public health security.

5. Create synergies and facilitate the sharing of data between researchers and research groups in order to mend the prioritized research gaps, and translate these novel data to anyone who might benefit from them.

6. Translate the relevant information and knowledge to governments and policy makers and serve as a reference network and a resource for providing information to governments, thus bridging One Health Science and Global Health Security Policy by maintaining a webportal and by operating a Customer Relationship Management (database) system.

7. Provide a strategic forum for researchers, early career investigators, governmental and non-governmental institutions, international organizations and companies in the One Health arena in order to foster cross-sectoral collaborations.

8. Implement the White Paper (outcome of Congress) into concrete actions and discuss the state of the art, progress and future actions with all stakeholders involved, thus enabling the dissemination of information to all stakeholders through the different components of the One Health Platform’s organizational structure.

9. Create and enhance awareness of the value of the One Health approach through the organisation of the Worldwide Annual One Health Day (3 November) and through the promotion of the One Health concept in undergraduate and postgraduate education (veterinary, medical & environmental studies) in order to break down professional silos.

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