One Health at Brooke

Brooke is using a One Health approach to integrate human, animal and environmental health.

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One Health

What is One Health?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), One Health is an approach to designing and implementing programmes, policies, legislation and research in which multiple sectors (human health, animal health and the environment) communicate and work together to achieve better public health outcomes.

How does Brooke contribute to One Health?

At Brooke we have been using a One Health approach to inform our work for many years. We are established experts in animal health and welfare within low and middle income countries and we work in partnership with organisations which have complementary specialisms towards a common goal of improving animal health and welfare, human health and wellbeing, and ensuring a clean, safe environment for all.

What is One Welfare?

One Welfare is a concept akin to One Health. It highlights the interconnections between animal welfare, human wellbeing and the environment.

While One Health is a more established approach championed by leading international organisations and One Welfare is fairly recent, both are complementary and not mutually exclusive. At Brooke we draw inspiration from both, in particular in the way we align our programmatic work and forge interdisciplinary collaborations to improve human and animal welfare internationally. 

Our work in One Health

Brooke staff regularly present our One Health work at international conferences, including the Commonwealth Veterinary Association, the All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture, the World One Health Congress, the Africa One Health University Network and other forums. We also regularly publish opinion articles on this topic.