Front Vet Sci 2021 23;8:629410. Epub 2021 Mar 23.
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park, Washington, DC, United States.
To better tackle diseases and sustain healthy ecosystems, One Health programs must efficiently bridge health in humans, domestic/livestock species, wild animals and plants, agriculture/aquaculture, and the environment. The Smithsonian Institution proposes to address this by considering 'health' in a broad sense - the absence of undue pathogens and unnecessary stress for any organisms as well as access to good living conditions in functional environments. Considering the interconnectedness of all life forms, the Smithsonian plans to create a framework that will integrate cultural, social, and educational components into health research on humans, animals, plants, or ecosystems. Read More