Online Program

Using a One Health Approach to Prevent Pandemics and Mitigate the Effects of Emerging Infectious Diseases

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Jonna AK Mazat, DVM, MPVM, PhD, One Health Institute, School of Veterinary Medicine, Univ. of California, Davis, CA
Successful strategies to identify and solve global health problems involve exploring linkages among people, animals, and the environment they share. One Health approaches can be used to predict, respond to, and prevent the emergence of novel infectious diseases, responsive to the fact that pathogens shared with animals account for the majority of emerging infectious diseases in people and that more than three-quarters are of wildlife-origin. This approach employs integrated risk assessment and modelling, new strategies of molecular diagnostics, and field studies to detect novel pathogens early, giving health professionals the best opportunity to prevent emergence, identify spillover to people, and control epidemics at their source.

Learning Areas:

Basic medical science applied in public health
Biostatistics, economics
Communication and informatics
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Diversity and culture
Environmental health sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe an awareness of the need for holistic approaches to effectively address public health problems. Demonstrate the role of host interfaces in the transmission of infectious diseases. Discuss awareness of the global surveillance approaches for and stakeholders involved in the management of emerging infectious disease epidemics and pandemics.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am Professor of Epidemiology & Disease Ecology and PI and Global Director of the $75 million PREDICT Project of USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats Program.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.