The One Health approach is embraced by the World Health Organization, the United Nations (UN), the World Trade Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Organisation for Animal Health, and the World Bank, among many other international and domestic organizations. Uniting medical, veterinary, and environmental expertise under a One Health approach will help governments, businesses, and civil society prevent the emergence and spread of zoonotic diseases.
The global impact that zoonotic diseases have on human life has proven to be devastating and widespread, with COVID-19 as the latest example.
Without due consideration for the well-being of animals and the environment, humans remain highly vulnerable to another global pandemic. The risk of additional zoonotic diseases developing, spreading, and upending the human experience necessitates a One Health solution recognizing the interdependency of the health of animals, the environment, and every human across the globe.