What is One Health?

One Health is defined as a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach — working at the local, regional, national, and global levels.

The One Health concept recognizes the interconnection between people, animals, plants and their shared environment. Using a One Health approach will allow today’s researchers and thought leaders to work towards holistic, comprehensive solutions to complex problems, achieving optimal health outcomes for both people and animals.

One Health and the Derry Dialogues

This year, The Derry Dialogues will focus on One Health with the objective to instill an understanding of One Health through the examples of a range of speakers from a wide variety of disciplines. The speakers will address One Health approaches to:

  • Emerging global threats of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases
  • Working at the veterinary and medical interface in East Africa
  • Environmental change due to anthropogenic early life stresses in wildlife

The Derry Dialogues

Made possible by the vision and support of Margaret and Douglas Derry, embody the idea and values of interdisciplinary approaches to the big issues of our time. The speakers in this annual series reflect the values of the University of Guelph and are engaged in holistic, rigorous, and interdisciplinary engagement as much in the public arena as in the academy.

Panel Members