The One Health approach: practical solutions to preventing the emergence of zoonoses
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, and more recently the monkeypox outbreak, as well as the rise in African zoonoses since 2012, discussions on how to better prevent and anticipate new infectious health emergencies have shown that it is also necessary to look at related environmental factors.
The One Health approach is a holistic vision of health and its relationship with environmental quality, climate, food, agriculture and biodiversity.
It is now being promoted at the highest level internationally. It provides a solution to the need for change driven by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and promises to deliver significant benefits to our health in the long term.
The Ministry of the Environment has approached this subject from several angles, including international mobilisation, research and economic and regional action. Against a backdrop teeming with Key proposals, the aim is to pursue initiatives and identify practical avenues which are emerging for the prevention of zoonoses.