Ethiopian girl and her calf in Ghibe Valley (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu).
One Health for the Real World: zoonoses, ecosystems and wellbeing
17–18 Mar 2016
This symposium will bring together leading experts from different fields to discuss the topic ‘Healthy ecosystems, healthy people’.
This symposium announcement comes from the Institue of Zoology website.
Ecosystems provide services that maintain and improve human wellbeing, such as food provisioning and disease regulation however, they can also generate ‘disservices’, such as reservoirs for new, ‘emerging’ infectious disease from wildlife.
Health is a critical aspect of human wellbeing, interacting with material and social relations to contribute to people’s freedoms and choices, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where clusters of health and disease problems disproportionately affect poor people and contribute further to their poverty.
Healthy ecosystems and healthy people go together, yet the precise relationships between these remain poorly understood.
Understanding the interactions between…
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