transformation and implementation of the One Health concept into
a broad-spectrum institutional approach for health, health care
and environmental health for humans and animals in society will
require a paradigm shift. This represents a worldwide strategic
scientific revolution vis-à-vis the status quo of traditional
science-based activities of past and current medical and health
endeavours that are frequently limited to provincial ‘turf’-domains.
It means expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications
into an all inclusive utilisation of co-equal participation among
physicians, veterinarians and a host of other health scientist professionals.
The resulting synergism will ‘advance
health care for the 21st century and beyond by accelerating biomedical
research discoveries, enhancing public health efficacy, expeditiously
expanding the scientific knowledge base, and improving medical education
and clinical care’.
Untold millions of lives will be protected and saved in this generation
and in those of the future.
Environment, Health, Human, One Health, Physician, Veterinary.