A "One Health'' Approach to Address Emerging Zoonoses: The HALI Project in Tanzania


Every day thousands die from under-diagnosed diseases that have arisen at the human–animal–environment interface, especially diarrheal and respiratory diseases in developing countries. Water resources in these countries are particularly crucial as humans and animals depend on safe water for health and survival, and sources of clean water are dwindling due to demands from agriculture and global climate change. Water scarcity means that people and animals use the same water sources for drinking and bathing which results in serious contamination of drinking water and increased risk of zoonotic diseases. The interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health is at the heart of One Health, an increasingly important prism through which governments, nongovernmental organizations, and practitioners view human health. The authors present an example of how this approach is being applied in a project in Tanzania. This summary is not an official abstract. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract

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Last updated on 05/13/2017