The WVA recognizes that the health of humans, domestic and wild animals, plants, and the wider environment (including ecosystems) are closely linked and interdependent.
Our organization is firmly committed to participating in the integrated, unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimize the health of people, animals and ecosystems.
The WVA will continue contributing to the approach to mobilize multiple sectors, disciplines and communities at varying levels of society to work together to foster well-being and tackle threats to health and ecosystems, while addressing the collective need for clean water, energy and air, safe and nutritious food, taking action on climate change, and contributing to sustainable development.
One Health is a strategic priority for WVA, and it works on it through its Council, Committees, and Working Groups, always considering the input received from our Members and key partners.
The One Health Working Group (OH-WG) is working in several position statements such as One Health Education, globally addressing emerging diseases through One Health and vaccination preparedness. The WVA wants to underline that environment is an essential element of One Health.
It is time to take action with concrete actions on emerging zoonotic epidemics and pandemics, neglected zoonotic diseases, food safety hazards, antimicrobial resistance, environment and health and many other matters; without forgetting to strengthen One Health collaborative capacity.