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Virginia Murray - One Health - An interdisciplinary challenge


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Virginia Murray - One Health - An interdisciplinary challenge

  1. 1. GRF International Disaster and Risk Conference 2012 - Plenary Session 10:Linking One Health and the Hyogo Framework for Action30th August 2012One Health - an interdisciplinarychallengeProfessor Virginia MurrayHead of Extreme Events and Health Protection
  2. 2. • Reducing key infections• Minimising the health impact of environmental hazards including radiation, chemicals, poisonings and extreme events such as flooding
  3. 3. • Co-ordinate investigations and outbreak control• Laboratory services• Advise government• Respond to international health alerts
  4. 4. 194 countries implement entered into force on 15 June 2007
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  7. 7. Thoughts for One Health• Worldwide, effects of extreme weather events and natural hazards are apparent, having increasing significance for human health of which One Health is a part• Managing the risks of One Health and other hazards are an interdisciplinary challenge• One Health already links to the International Health Regulations but now needs to benefit from the Hyogo Framework for Action and its Post-2015 instrument