One Health Approach Key Element of Policy-Making for Today’s World

Humanity faces many challenges that require global solutions. Solving today’s issues and preparing for those arising tomorrow cannot be accomplished with yesterday’s approaches. The increasingly crowded nature of our planet – on which man and animals live in ever closer proximity – has enhanced the ability of diseases to jump between species. With today’s evolving ecosystems, trade globalisation, increasing urbanisation and an ever-expanding population, these diseases can spread more easily than ever before. We are living in a time of ‘One World, One Health’ and Roxane Feller, Secretary General of IFAH-Europe, believes we must devise innovative, forward-looking and multisectoral solutions to the challenges we face now and in the future.