Last week the Bamberg Foundation held the “One Health” meeting, where the need to develop medium- and long-term strategies by taking specific actions to help achieve good health at all levels was addressed.
The following are the conclusions of the event:
- The pharmaceutical industry is a health agent for promoting and defining the One Health concept.
- The health and welfare of animals enriches the health of people. In order to follow this path, partnerships are key to establish clear lines of action and collaborative projects.
- The One Health concept goes beyond the initial definition, based on the control of zoonosis or the fight against antibiotic resistance, and now addresses broader concepts such as the creation of short-, medium- and long-term strategies.
- Global health must be approached in an integrative manner and from a single vision. We must work together for sustainable development for humanity.
Among the speakers at the conference were Elena Gratacós, managing director of Animal Health at Boehringer Ingelheim Spain; Joaquim Segalés, researcher at the Animal Health Research Center (CReSA-IRTA) and professor at the UAB; Cristina Muñoz, Coordinator of the National Plan against Resistance to Antibiotics in Animal Health at AEMPS and Vicente Domingo, director of CEMAS.