Welcome to the 3rd International One Health
Congress, 15-18 March 2015 - Amsterdam - the


One Health

One Health

The One Health concept is based on the recognition that human and animal health are inextricably linked. Humans and animals have socio-economic interactions through direct physical contact, the food chain and the environment. Therefore, the health and well-being of all species can only be safeguarded by enhancing cooperation and collaboration between physicians, veterinarians, and other scientific health professionals. This will be achieved by effectively coupling the know-how and infrastructure available in the human and veterinary-agricultural domain.

The One Health approach:

  • recognizes the interdependence of, and seeks to improve human, animal and environmental health
  • has a broad vision and includes other disciplines such as economics and social behavior
  • recognizes that understanding ecosystems is an essential part of One Health
  • recognizes that One Health is a major component of food security and safety