“A focus on health—across humans, animals and other species—offers new opportunities to harness synergies across disparate efforts to address climate change,” said the statement.’ – ILRI
Mother, child and the family cows outside their homestead in Busia, Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Charlie Pye-Smith).
‘Many key health challenges like Malaria in Kenya can only be managed through the integrated approach that links environment to human health, experts say.
‘According to researchers attending the Ecohealth2014 in Montreal, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for health challenges like malaria and animal diseases.
‘According to Delia Grace, a veterinary epidemiologist and programme manager at the Nairobi-based the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), there is already proven transmission of diseases between animals and human beings.
“We can no longer look at human health in isolation from the environment which people live,” she told The Star in Montreal.
ILRI is leading most ecohealth approaches in Kenya, in collaboration with the International Development Research Centre, a Canadian corporation that supports research in developing countries, and has regional offices in Nairobi.
‘Institutions across the…
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