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1st International One Welfare Conference 2016 Dale DOUMA

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Presentation at 3rd GRF One Health Summit 2015
Session The One Health Approach in Action

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1st International One Welfare Conference 2016 Dale DOUMA

  1. 1. 1st International One Welfare Conference 2016 Manitoba One Health Steering Committee GRF Davos One Health Summit October 4, 2015 Dr. Dale Douma, Manitoba Agriculture Food and Rural Development & Dr. Richard Rusk, Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors
  2. 2. How we got here • One World One Health – Wildlife Conservation Society – 2004 – International One World One Health Expert Consultation in Winnipeg – 2009 • promotes a holistic approach by incorporating human medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, and environmental health when developing policy and determining interventions to address current challenges threatening today’s globalized world. • “the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally – to attain optimal health for people, animals and our environment”. • emphasizes the interconnectedness between humans, animals and their surrounding ecosystem 2
  3. 3. How we got here • One Health: – Basically a collaborative holistic approach to optimize outcomes for complex challenges. • One Welfare recognizes that the same approach is required for complex challenges within the animal welfare realm as well. – Multiple levels of scope and interconnected streams – Many stakeholders – Many challenges – Many possible responses • One Health  Welfare = One Welfare 2015-10-03 3
  4. 4. One Welfare • It is time to "make decisions in an interdisciplinary frame with a focus on action and a mission of balancing and promoting human and animal welfare in connected ecosystems and societies.“ Colonius T.J.; Earley R.W. (2013) One welfare: a call to develop a broader framework of thought and action. JAVMA, 242 (3) 309-310.
  5. 5. Human Health and Wellbeing Animal Health and Welfare HealthandWelfareconsiderations
  6. 6. Human Health and Wellbeing Animal Health and Welfare HealthandWelfareconsiderations
  7. 7. Human Health and Wellbeing Animal Health and Welfare Range of Special Interests HealthandWelfareconsiderations
  8. 8. Human Health and Wellbeing Industry /Owner Animal Health and Welfare Animal Rights Range of Special Interests HealthandWelfareconsiderations
  9. 9. Human Health and Wellbeing Industry /Owner Animal Health and Welfare Animal Rights Range of Special Interests HealthandWelfareconsiderations
  10. 10. Animal Welfare Enforcement – Public Animal Welfare Policing System in Province of Manitoba • Top ranked in Canada • Close collaboration with Public Health – Manitoba One Health Steering Committee - 2012 2015-10-03 10
  11. 11. Critical Incident Management Solutions – Psychological impacts on response personnel • Burnout • Mental Health Challenges • Hospitalizations • Suicide – Veterinarians 3-4 times as likely to commit suicide than general population 12
  12. 12. Psycho-social Impact on Responders – Abnormal exposure to traumatic events (both in frequency and severity) – Animal neglect/cruelty scenarios » Increased euthanasia of animals – Human health and wellbeing incidents » Neglect, squalor, hoarding, criminal issues – Challenging to get adequate resources/ support
  13. 13. International One Welfare Conference 2016• Objectives – Bring together and engage the international community to further the discussion related to a OW strategy; – Enable a process whereby a more holistic understanding of OW issues may be shared across sectors and jurisdictions more readily and consistently; – To explore potential approaches to improve management for complex cross- jurisdictional issues connecting a human element with animal welfare incidents, such as hoarding and farm animal welfare issues involving challenges including mental health; – Provide stakeholders an opportunity to promote proactive leadership by engaging in the development of solutions related to OW issues; – Conduct a training session on Critical Incident Management Solutions to support the mental health of the responders dealing with these difficult situations and conditions.
  14. 14. International One Welfare Conference 2016 • Broad targeted audience • International and Canadian leaders / decision makers – government, academia, NGOs, and the private sector; » including regulatory departments, public health managers, mental health groups, animal welfare groups, agricultural industry associations, veterinary associations and related stakeholders. – graduate student opportunity » attend and participate in the poster presentations.
  15. 15. International One Welfare Conference Sept 26-29, 2016 • Hosted in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – Capital city of the Province of Manitoba – In the center of North America • Accessible by International airport, rail, road
  16. 16. How can you get involved? • Be engaged in One Welfare solutions locally, nationally and internationally • Spread the word to your colleagues • Come join us in Winnipeg next September! – As the inaugural international OW conference, participants will provide the foresight to direct the agenda of future meetings. Contact me at dale.douma@gov.mb.ca

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