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One Planet, One Health

June 19, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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Five new human diseases appear each year and three of them are of animal origin, including Ebola and Covid-19. In fact, around 60% of all infectious diseases come from animals. A growing human population, deforestation and degradation of habitats, and pollution all contribute to ill health in animals, and bring them into closer contact – and often conflict – with humans. This, in turn, increases the chance of the transfer of disease to humans. The One Health concept was first put forward twenty years ago, with a growing awareness of the close links – and the interconnectedness – between human health, animal health and the overall state of the environment.

When all 193 Member States of the United Nations, including France and the UK, agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, they set out an ambitious agenda for a safer, fairer and healthier world by 2030. This includes Universal Health Coverage (UHC2030), a mission to create a movement for accelerating equitable and sustainable progress towards universal health coverage. UHC2030 is based on the principle that all individuals and communities should have access to quality essential health services without suffering financial hardship.

Join our panel of experts as they examine what a multidisciplinary, global approach to health issues really means. What are the challenges and opportunities that working together on this brings and how can the UK and France make a meaningful and lasting contribution.

This event is part of the Festival Focus Shaping Society: Challenges and opportunities. Why not also join the online session on Next Generation Citizens: How are young people shaping the future of democracy?

Presented in collaboration with the French Embassy in the UK.


June 19, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


York Festival of Ideas


In-person only Piazza Building, Campus East, University of York
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