By University of Montreal
MedicalExpress.com November 30, 2021
three days this week, decision-makers of the World Health Organization
gather for a special global assembly. With COVID-19 and its variants
still very much in the news, the pandemic tops the agenda.
one of the policy briefs up for discussion concerns a concept called
"One Health," which considers that the health of all living beings
results from the interface between humans, animals and their
de Montréal professor Hélène Carabin, an epidemiologist in the Faculty
of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Public Health, is the co-lead
author of the 30-page brief, titled "One Health as Pillar for a
Transformative Pandemic Treaty."
six colleagues from the University of Ottawa, University of New
Brunswick and universities in Germany, Norway and Ghana, Carabin argues
for making animals and the environment part of the human equation in
planning for future epidemics.