From One Health Platform to global One Health Community
One Health Platform was founded at the third international One Health Congress in Amsterdam in 2015. In 2022, the One Health Platform changed its name and extended its vision to an all-encompassing participation, towards a global One Health Community.
Promote a cross-sectoral and collaborative approach to improve the health and well-being of humans, animals and their environments
Foster scientific research into zoonoses and vector-borne infectious diseases
Create synergies and facilitate the sharing of data between researchers
Disseminate and ‘translate’ novel scientific findings to anyone who might benefit from them
Develop the most appropriate communication tools to convey these novel scientific findings and to communicate widely on One Health issues
Training of young researchers
Advocate for a One Health approach
Facilitate the science and policy interface
Answering persistent and urgent One Health needs
The creation of an integrated approach to combat different types of health threats by facilitating the network of community stakeholders:
antiviral and antimicrobial resistance
bacterial and parasitic infections
Shared concern and understanding that as transborder mobility of humans, animals, food, and feed products increases, so does the threat of the spread of dangerous pathogens and infectious diseases
The need to educate and train the next generation of One Health experts
The need for a framework for information sharing, detecting and mending knowledge gaps and cross-sectoral cooperation
Ensure the tradition
The Global One Health Community ensures the tradition of One Health intitiatives and organises the World One Health Congress
The 4th World One Health Congress took place in Melbourne, Australia from 4 - 7 December 2016, and was organised by the One Health Platform. It was called One Health EcoHealth 2016.
The 3rd World One Health Congress took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 15 - 18 March 2015. It was called 3rd International One Health Congress.
The 2nd World One Health Congress took place in Bangkok, Thailand from 28 January - 2 February 2013. It was called 2nd International One Health Congress.
The 1st World One Health Congress took place in Melbourne, Australia from 14 - 16 February 2011. It was called 1st International One Health Congress.