One Health - the WSPA Approach
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bstract-One Health principle holds that human health is closely linked to animal health and welfare. Consequently, the development of integrated responses to global public health challenges is required. WSP A believes that global adherence to animal welfare principles will be instrumental in preventing emerging infectious diseases, including zoonotic diseases, from occurring, and thus help stop these diseases inflicting serious resource strains on national and international health services. We work with governments, intergovernmental and non governmental organisations and communities to ensure positive solutions are put in place for animals and people alike. Solutions include; working to control the transmission of canine rabies to people through sustainable mass dog vaccination programmes; preparing communities for disasters so that both their own and their animals' welfare is protected; and addressing the role that better welfare standards for wildlife play in the spread of zoonotic diseases ..