31 Jan 2024

New WVA Position Statement on One Health

The WVA advocates and supports the advancement of One Health (OH). The health and well-being of people, animals, plants, and their interconnected ecosystems depend on strategic, effective and sustainable collaborative partnerships among professions, disciplines and societies.

Veterinary medicine and veterinarians have always played an important role in One Health. The rapidly evolving field of OH requires knowledge, action and advocacy, firmly rooted in a veterinary transdisciplinary perspective through an integrative scope. Veterinarians are naturally part of the interdisciplinary OH scenario where humans, planetary health, plants and animals are connected.