The global One Health Community is organizing the 8th World One Health Congress in Cape Town

20 September - 23 September 2024

The Congress foresees four days of an outstanding, exceptional and forward-thinking agenda, which includes parallel tracks addressing one health science, antimicrobial agents and resistance, and science policy interface, amongst others.  

It will enable discussing major One Health challenges, as well as sharing research data and policy developments. Above all, it will provide a great opportunity to look at global One Health science and policy through an African lens. Through an open call for abstracts, notable work from distinguished scientists and opinion leaders will be disseminated at the world’s largest forum dedicated to advancing the One Health agenda and community. 

Building on the success of the 7th World One Health Congress in 2022 in Singapore, it will bring together One Health stakeholders, from science researchers, policymakers, representatives of international institutions, civil society to the private sector from around the world.  

Founded in 2011 in Melbourne (Australia), the World One Health Congresses aim at connecting the dots between One Health science and policy, while promoting a cross-sectoral and collaborative approach to improve the health and well-being of humans, animals and their environments.  

We would like to invite you, together with our host partners the University of Pretoria and Vetlink, to join us and be part of the global One Health Community! Hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre the congress will have an Africa focus and provide the opportunity to discover the beautiful city of Cape Town.

The University of Pretoria (UP) is one of Africa’s top universities and the largest contact university in South Africa. They produce socially impactful research to find solutions for the world’s most pressing issues.

Vetlink is our local congress organizer. Established in 1999, they have more than 20 years’ experience in congress organization in South Africa.

Confirmed keynote speakers

Maria Van Kerkhove
World Health Organization, Switzerland
Edward Holmes
University of Sydney, Australia
Linfa Wang
Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Dominique Charron
Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada
Chadia Wannous
World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH), France

Partner organisations

Welcome to Cape Town, 
South Africa

Our objectives


Bring together all stakeholders working in the One Health arena to discuss major One Health challenges and give the opportunity to share research data and policy developments.

Connect the dots between One Health science and public health security policy.

Through an open call for abstracts, highlight work from scientists and key opinion leaders in One Health around the world and bring evidence-based research and policy developments to the community.

Provide an opportunity to One Health Fellows to get involved in the Congress and an opportunity to students to present their research and participate in the Congress.