COVID-19: A consequence of disconnection

The global spread of COVID-19 has shown the catastrophic impact of poor coordination and cooperation across health, agriculture and conservation.

The current pandemic demonstrates how connected health security is to the interaction between human, animal and environmental health and wellbeing. A One Health approach to public health recognizes the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.

Dr Angus Campbell, from Nossal Institute for Global Health’s One Health Unit, and a team of experts from Nossal Institute and the Faculty of Veterinary & Agricultural Sciences , are working with health, agriculture and environment sectors to develop new resources to strengthen the use of One Health. The Scaling Up One Health Approaches in the Greater Mekong Subregion project increases support to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces in China to apply One Health approaches to managing public health threats.

We want to support people to work together better to enhance mutual benefits beyond health, and more effectively manage the risk of new diseases emerging Dr Angus Campbell

Dr Campbell is bringing people together from different parts of the Greater Mekong Subregion economy to increase cooperation in disease management, outbreak prevention, and other cross-sectoral activities. The project, funded by Asian Development Bank, Human and Social Development Division, will share successful One Health strategies and activities, and develop new resources to strengthen the use of One Health in the future.

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