The Veterinary Institute is part of an international group of experts on One Health

Most members of the network are Canadian experts, but there are also international experts on One Health/Global Health, including Carlos das Neves of the Veterinary Institute.

This year’s meeting focused on post-pandemic synergies to raise awareness of One Health as a framework and approach to address infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance, but also non-communicable diseases, explains das Neves.

Representatives from several countries were present at the meeting, in addition to the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. agriculture (FAO).

-I had the opportunity to show some of the work that has been done at the Veterinary Institute. Additionally, I was introduced to the Lancet’s One Health report, which is a major international knowledge report on One Health, of which I am a lead author. It will be released later this year. Discussions also focused on Arctic ecosystems, which are obviously extremely important to Norway and Canada, he says.

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