The Annual Plenary Meeting Concludes with the Dublin Charter for One Health-2017-07-04

The South African Veterinary Council recently shared the following on the Dublin Charter for One Health:

The Council brings together former world leaders and focuses on issues related to global security and has been examining the role of health security over the last few years. At this year’s meeting (30-31 May), co-chaired by HE Obasanjo from Nigeria and HE Bertie Ahern from Ireland, the session on Planetary Health, coordinated by Dr John Wyn Owen,  resulted in the endorsement of the ‘Dublin Charter for One Health’ (attached-pp.10-11). Dr Joanna Nurse presented on the policy implications of Planetary and One Health in this session and is tasked by the Interaction Council with advancing the One Health Charter in collaboration with key partners.

Below is a summary of the main actions in the Charter for One Health – comments on how best to advance the following areas are requested-i.e. Please let us know what is already happening, gaps and suggestions for how to advance the following:

  1. Strengthening multi-sector solutions for the SDGs – the One Health  approach has the potential to act as a unifying theme;
  2. Resilience to emerging threats -including AMR, disease outbreaks, climate change and environmental impacts;
  3. Mainstreaming One Health within public health systems for UHC -including environmental health;
  4. Strengthen One Health Governance mechanisms for systems reform;
  5. Building leadership for One Health for future generations;
  6. Establish an independent accountability mechanism for advancing action on One Health.