The One Health-perspective

The "One Health Umbrella".Today, microbial infections are still a major reason for morbidity and mortality in humans. To meet the future challenges of emerging and re-emerging infections we must move further towards the context of One World – One Health. This concept is a world-wide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans and animals. The synergy achieved will advance health care for the 21st century and beyond by accelerating biomedical research discoveries, enhancing public health efficacy, expeditiously expanding the scientific knowledge base, and improving medical education and clinical care.