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European health professionals and students call for implementation of One Health in undergraduate education


The professional and student organisations representing veterinarians, physicians and dentists of Europe have called on academics and policy makers at national and European level to foster exchanges between veterinary, medical and dental schools under the One Health approach.

European health organisations consider education as the cornerstone of building their common One Health competences and recognise that a true understanding of One Health requires an interdisciplinary approach.

Health professionals and students alike agree that the integrated education of all future health professionals is fundamental for tackling current and future health challenges for our society.

These topics were discussed at the ‘Implementation of One Health in undergraduate education’ conference,  held in Paris yesterday, which  brought together academics, practitioners and students to exchange views on the concept of One Health. The debate focussed on identifying challenges and best practices for facilitating interdisciplinary education and collaboration.

The Council of European Dentists, the European Dental Students’ Association, the Standing Committee of European Doctors, the European Medical Students Association, the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe and the International Veterinary Students’ Association have also issued a joint statement confirming their commitment to the implementation of One Health approach in education and practice.

Article details

  • Author(s)
  • M Djuric, DVM
  • Date
  • 06 December 2018
  • Source
  • Federation of Veterinarians of Europe
  • Subject(s)
  • Veterinary Affairs, and Other