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IEE political action on sustainable health: Nordic cooperation launches “One Health from a Nordic perspective”

The concept of One Health, being advocated by HEAL’s new member, the Infection Ecology and Epidemiology Network (IEE) recognises the relationship between disease and health in humans and animals, and the environment in which we are operating. To understand the origin and spread of contagious diseases the One Health initiative aims to build a holistic perspective on the interaction between humans, animals, nature, and the environment.

Nordic countries are leading the way in several areas of One Health, one of which is antibiotic resistance, the topic for this fringe event so it is important to co-ordinate and disseminate Nordic experiences and knowledge in preventative measures and disease control. Following a recent presentation of the Nordic model One Health, a panel debate was held in Copenhagen. After the event, the Joint Committee of the Nordic Medical Research Councils (NOS-M) launched its white paper on medical research in the region in co-operation with NordForsk. Learn more at:

Originally posted on 10 November 2011

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