Connecting the "One Health" Approach to the Sustainable Development Goals to Combat Emerging Zoonotic Diseases, Neglected Zoonotic Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance (CONCERN).
Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) have posed significant threats to humans and caused outbreaks that challenged the public health. During the last three decades, the majority (75%) of EIDs were emerging zoonotic diseases (EZDs) which occur at the human animal and environment interface. They are driven by very complex socioeconomic, environmental, increasing human population, behavioral factors and triggered by global trade as well as human movement. Moreover, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a simultaneous driver of disease emergence. AMR occurs as well at animal, human and environment contact which makes animal and human are very unequipped against resistant microbes’ infection. A part of the EZDs is Neglected Zoonotic Diseases (NZDs) which have been overwhelming millions of people and depriving them from health and economic growth. Therefore, combating EIDs ,NZDs and AMR will help achieve the United Nations sustainable developments goals (SDGs- 2015-2030).
"One Health" approach is a new paradigm shift of thinking, a framework that has been addressed globally to tackle our planet's complex problems existed at the animal, human and the environment interface. However, "One Health" was not stated clearly as an approach or tool to achieve SDGS agenda related to EZDs, NZDs and AMR. Tackling EZDs, NZDs and the related problem of AMR obviously are beyond one discipline scope and need Partnerships. Such integrated approach reflecting the necessity of "One Health" which is seeking systematic multidisciplinary coordination and collaboration across animal, human and environment sectors.
We aim to explore the role of "One Health" approach to improve the achievement of the SDGs in terms of reducing the threat of EZDs, NZDs and AMR at the animal, human and environment interface in limited resources countries. While we only focus on AMR in better resources countries. The project will add to the policy to combat EZDs, NZDs and AMR.
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