We recently hosted the One Health Approach to Vector-Borne Diseases Symposium by MSD Animal Health. Registration to the event is open until Tuesday 26th April 2022 here. 

Content available to watch on-demand until Sunday 19th June 2022

One Health is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to solving important health issues that recognises the connection between people, animals and their shared environment. A key health issue that would benefit from a One Health approach is vector-borne diseases. The global landscape for vector-borne diseases is changing, and the impact is seen in increasing risks for people and animals. The One Health approach is critical for understanding and managing these risks for people and companion animals. Hear from experts in infectious disease, public health, parasitology and veterinary medicine as they discuss applying a One Health lens to this developing global issue.

Presented by MSD Animal Health.

Event Testimonial

This was an excellent and highly informative webinar with a truly global set of speakers from a wide range of disciplines. There was a very informative overview of what One Health means in many different contexts around the world, looking at animal, human and environmental health. The interdependence of these was emphasised with many examples of how one can affect the others- and going on to discuss how human behaviour can impact on animal diseases and climate change. Climate change then itself further goes on to further impact both humans and animals. As part of this overview zoonotic disease and mechanisms of spread were considered. The growing impact of Vector Borne diseases was then considered in some detail. The impact of climate change and human activities such as travel were discussed, including examples of how large road construction projects had affected the carriage and incidence of disease. There was wide ranging and very well-informed discussion from a range of highly knowledgeable experts. Finally, there was some fascinating insight into owner attitudes and behaviours in the contact of anti- ectoparasite treatments in small animal practice. The webinar ranged from a global overview of the issues and how human behaviour affects all aspects of one health down to the level of client behaviours in practice and there was a well-informed discussions as to how we as individual veterinary surgeons and medics can contribute. In my opinion this webinar 2 hours very well spent!

John Fishwick