One health is a concept which recognizes that the health of people is highly connected to the health of animals and the environment
WHY DO WE NEED
Animals and humans share the same ecosystem. It is not a surprise that we too share many similar diseases and pathogens, which can infect our body and cause illness. The fact that some diseases can be easily transmitted from animals to humans or vice versa is the reason why it is not possible to control disease transmission by targeting a single sector only. For example, drug-resistant microbes can be passed on from animals to humans through direct and indirect contact, so inappropriate use of antibiotics in farming and fisheries must also be addressed to tackle the problem of multi-drug resistant infections in humans.
Rise of Antimicrobial Resistance
Some bacteria may alter themselves after being exposed to antibiotics and become more difficult to treat.
Diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans, or vice versa.
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Diseases outbreaks and their correlation with the international travel and trade.
Human and Ecosystem Health
Natural degradation due to human intervention and its impact to our health.