One Planet, One Health

Edited by Merrilyn Walton

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Format: paperback
340 pages
ISBN: 9781743325377

Publication: 01 Apr 2019
Series: Public and Social Policy Series
Publisher: Sydney University Press

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One Planet, One Health provides a multidisciplinary reflection on the state of our planet, human and animal health, as well as the critical effects of climate change on the environment and on people. Climate change is already affecting many poor communities and traditional aid programs have achieved relatively small gains. Going beyond the narrow disciplinary lens and an exclusive focus on human health, a planetary health approach puts the ecosystem at the centre. The contributors to One Planet, One Health argue that maintaining and restoring ecosystem resilience should be a core priority, carried out in partnership with local communities.

One Planet, One Health offers an integrated approach to improving the health of the planet and its inhabitants. With chapters on ethics, research and governance, as well as case studies of government and international aid-agency responses to illustrate successes and failures, the book aims to help scholars, governments and non-governmental organisations understand the benefits of focusing on the interdependence of human and animal health, food, water security and land care.

Merrilyn Walton is professor of medical education (patient safety) in the School of Public Health at Sydney University.

From the editor


1. One Health/EcoHealth/Planetary Health and their evolution
2. One Health and global security into the future
3. Global governance approaches to Planetary Health: new ideas for a globalised world
4. The ethics of One Health
5. Interdisciplinary health research
6. Gender, health and smallholder farming
7. Case studies
8. One Health surveillance: monitoring health risks at the human-animal-environment interface
9. Health before medicine: community resilience in food landscapes
10. A clash of appetites: food-related dimensions of human-animal conflict and disease emergence
11. Visualising One Health: a photographic essay

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Format: paperback
Size: 210 × 148 × 18 mm
340 pages
colour illustrations
Copyright: © 2019
ISBN: 9781743325377
Publication: 01 Apr 2019
Series: Public and Social Policy Series