In Africa, millions of people survive by their livestock. Yet veterinary care is often insufficiently available. When farmers lose their herds to disease, drought or conflict, they lose everything: their pride, their culture, their savings and their livelihood. By helping to care for livestock and improve production, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium supports local populations in their struggle against hunger and poverty.

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Policy Brief 'One Health, One World? Policies and Perspectives'

The third policy brief of VSF Belgium is dedicated to the concept of One Health, that aims to make the links between human, animal and environmental health become more apparent.

Globally, about 60% of known infectious human diseases derive from animals, as well as 75% of emerging human diseases (AFD, 2011). According to the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), 2.2 million deaths are caused by 13 zoonotic diseases each year (Grace, D., 2012). To reduce these fatalities and to increase the performance of the global health systems in preventing global health hazards, the One Health concept was created.

Read all about it in VSF Belgium's thrid Policy Brief! 

Additional Info

  • Prioriteit: Hoge prioriteit
  • Target: _self
  • Onderwerp: One Health
  • Van het terrein: Nee
  • Doelgroep: Beleidsmakers, Consumenten, Dierenartsen, Studenten, Docenten, Landbouwers