Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) continue to cause hardship and harm to over one billion people worldwide, burdening individuals, families and communities who are already marginalized and disadvantaged. Taking a One Health approach that recognizes the relationship between human, animal, and environmental health is key to sustainably addressing NTDs. This course provides practical ideas, tools, and examples to enable each of us to take One Health action towards the global goal of substantially reducing the burden of NTDs by 2030.
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Overview: One Health is an integrated, unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimize the health of people, animals and ecosystems. By recognizing that the health of humans, domestic and wild animals, plants, and ecosystems are interdependent, this approach is particularly relevant to Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), which often involve the environment or animals. This course provides information and practical guidance on how to apply One Health action to NTDs, by presenting some of the most common challenges, but also examples of how to successfully overcome them through a transdisciplinary, cross-cutting, and whole-of-society approach. The target audience of this course is everybody concerned about health issues at the human-animal-environmental interface and, in particular, program managers and anybody else (such as NGOs) involved in NTDs or One Health-related activity at the international, national, and local levels.
Course duration: Approximately 3.5 hours
Certificates: A Record of Achievement will be issued to participants who score at least 80% in the final assessment. Participants who receive a Record of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.