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1 1 “One Health” pulling Animal Health and Public Health together Brussels 3 October 2007 Walter Winding President FVE

2 2 FVE is a Federation of 42 veterinary organisations in 37 European countries Through its members, FVE represents approximately veterinarians

3 3 October 2007 FVE also comprises four specialised groups: 1.Veterinary Practitioners (UEVP) 2.Hygienists and Public Health Veterinarians (UEVH) 3.State Veterinary Officers (EASVO) 4.Veterinarians in industry, research and education (EVERI) Synergy is our Strenght !

4 4 FVE’s objective Representing the Veterinary Profession at the European level in order to: Promote Veterinary Medicine Support veterinarians in delivering their services and their responsibilities towards our societies

5 5 Veterinary Medicine 3 Pillars Animal Health Animal Welfare Public Health these 3 are strongly interlinked

6 6 Anthrax Influenza BSE Brucellosis Campylobacteriosis E. Coli Lyme Borreliosis Q Fever Rabies Toxoplasmosis Tuberculosis Salmonellosis Leishmaniasis Echinococcosis Over 70 % human pathogens originate from animals ! Some examples:

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8 3 October 2007 Bacteria, viruses, prions, parasites, worms, etc. can easily be transmitted from animals to people Through direct contact with the animals Through the air, water, contaminated objects Through the ingestion of contaminated food Etc.

9 3 October 2007 In the ancient civilisations in Persia, Egypt, India, etc people already knew about the importance of healthy animals for healty people

10 10 The “One Health” Concept - late 1700s – first small pox vaccin by use of cow pox virus (E. Jenner)

11 3 October : Dr. Celvin Schwabe « The father of veterinary epidemiology » “One Medicine”

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13 13 Core domains of Veterinary Public Health: - diagnosis, monitoring, surveillance; - epidemiology; - control & prevention of zoonoses; - food safety; - biomedical research; - management of wildlife populations - management of public health emergencies

14 14 Veterinary Public Health an essential part of Global Public Health

15 3 October 2007 « Animal health is truly at a crossroads.Its convergence with human and ecosystem health dictates that the 'one world, one health, one medicine' concept must be embraced. We need our colleagues in human medicine, public health, and the environmental health sciences. "Together, we can accomplish more in improving global health than we can alone, and we have the responsibility to do so. » R. Mahr, DVM AVMA July 2006

16 16 The integrated approach of veterinary and human medicine to prevent and control diseases of animal origin „One Medicine“

17 17 “One Health” As veterinary profession in Europe we take the responsibility together with our colleagues in other parts of the world to join forces with human medicine to protect and improve animal and public health.

18 3 October 2007 « Hominum animaliumque saluti » to the Health and Welfare of Man and Animal


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