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One Health

One Health

The Theory and Practice of Integrated Health Approaches

Edited by J Zinsstag, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland, E Schelling, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland, M Whittaker, University of Queensland, Herston, Australia, M Tanner, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland, D Waltner-Toews, Professor Emeritus. University of Guelph, Canada

March 2015 / Hardback / 480 Pages / 9781780643410 £125.00 / €165.00 / $240.00
With 10% online discount: £112.50 / €148.50 / $216.00
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Main Description

The One Health concept of combined veterinary and human health continues to gain momentum, but the supporting literature is sparse. In this book, the origins of the concept are examined and practical content on methodological tools, data gathering, monitoring techniques, study designs, and mathematical models is included. Zoonotic diseases, with discussions of diseases of wildlife, farm animals, domestic pets and humans, and real-world issues such as sanitation, economics, food security and evaluating the success of vaccination programmes are covered in detail. Discussing how to put policy into practice, and with case studies throughout, this book combines research and practice in one broad-ranging volume.

  • 1: Theoretical Foundations
    • 1: One Health in history
    • 2: Theoretical issues of One Health
    • 3: The human–animal relationship in the law
    • 4: One Health: an ecological and conservation perspective
  • 2: Methods for the assessment of the animal-human linkages
    • 5: Measuring added value from integrated methods
    • 6: The role of social sciences in One Health – reciprocal benefits
    • 7: The role of human–animal interactions in education
    • 8: Integrated risk assessment – foodborne diseases
    • 9: A One Health perspective for integrated human and animal sanitation and nutrient recycling
    • 10: One Health study designs
    • 11: Animal–human transmission models
    • 12: One Health economics
    • 13: Integrated human and animal demographic surveillance
  • 3: Case studies from research to policy and practice
    • 14: Brucellosis surveillance and control: a case for One Health
    • 15: Bovine tuberculosis at the human–livestock–wildlife interface in sub-Saharan Africa
    • 16: Integrated rabies control
    • 17: Leptospirosis: development of a national One Health control programme in Fiji
    • 18: Human and animal African trypanosomiasis
    • 19: Non-communicable diseases: how can companion animals help in connection with coronary heart disease, obesity, diabetes and depression?
    • 20: Integrated One Health Services
    • 21: Beyond fences: wildlife, livestock and land use in southern Africa
    • 22: Better together: identifying the benefits of a closer integration between plant health, agriculture and One Health
    • 23: Food security, nutrition and the One Health nexus
    • 24: One Health into action: integrating global health governance with national priorities in a globalized world
    • 25: One Health in policy development: an integrated approach to translating science into policy
  • 4: Capacity building, public engagement and conceptual outlook
    • 26: Evolution of the One Health movement in the USA
    • 27: Institutional research capacity development for integrated approaches in developing countries: an example from Vietnam
    • 28: Enabling academic One Health environments
    • 29: Individual and institutional capacity building in global health research in Africa
    • 30: Transdisciplinary research and One Health
    • 31: Operationalizing One Health for local governance
    • 32: Non-governmental organizations in One Health
    • 33: Toward a healthy concept of health
    • 34: Grappling with complexity: the context for One Health and the ecohealth approach
    • 35: Summary and outlook of practical use of One Health
'The new volume by Zinsstag et al., amplifies this [One Health] trend and breaks new ground.'


'The editors of this book have a strong background in Ecohealth and the environmental issues relating to One Health. They have bought together an impressive array of authors from across all sectors and the book provides an excellent up-to-date account of the many facets of One Health.'