One Health at the U of S
elcome to the One Health Libguide. This guide is intended to support students and researchers involved in One Health at the University of Saskatchewan.
In 2011 One Health was identified as one of six Signature Research Areas at the University of Saskatchewan. Each Area is an 'outstanding achievement enabled by our research capacity, investments, history and sense of place.'
One Health is a broad, multi-disciplinary topic that requires the expertise of faculty and researchers from across campus, including the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, the School of Public Health, the College of Medicine, and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO).
Proposed Themes of One Health Research:
One World, One Health Introduction
Listen to Dr. William Karesh, an expert on wildlife and diasease, as he introduces the concept of One Health.
What is One Health?
ne Health is a "strategy to better understand and address the contemporary health issues created by the convergence of human, animal, and environmental domains ..." (American Veterinary Medical Association, Exe. Summary).
Although not a new concept (in the past it was also known as One Medicine), One Health is a relatively new worldwide strategy that draws upon collaboration from veterinary medicine, human medicine, public health, environmental health, wildlife health, and agriculture) to better understand the human-animal-environment interface.
The ultimate goal of these worldwide partnerships "will advance health care for the 21st century and beyond by accelerating biomedical research discoveries, enhancing public health efficacy, expeditiously expanding the scientific knowledge base, and improving medical education and clinical care. When properly implemented, it will help protect and save untold millions of lives in our present and future generations." (One Health Initiative).
For more information visit:
Dr. David Butler-Jones - The One Health Approach
Watch Canada's Chief Public Health Officer speak at the One Health Summit in Davos in Feb 2012
A short video by Jenn Nyhof explaining the concept of One Health
One Health at the University of Saskatchewan
One Health Projects Worldwide
In July 2011 a group of One Health experts met at the Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio, Italy to determine how One Health would move forward. One output of the meeting was a catalog listing all known One Health projects currently being conducted worldewide. A full listing can be found here.
Sample projects include: