One Planet, One Health

Edited by Merrilyn Walton and contributions by Obijiofor Aginam, Robyn Alders AO, Kerry Arabena, Conor Ashleigh, Kirsten Black, and Yngve Braaten

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Format: paperback
340 pages
ISBN: 9781743325377
Publication: 01 Apr 2019
Series: Public and Social Policy Series
One Planet, One Health provides a multidisciplinary reflection on the state of our planet, human and animal health, as well as the critical effects of climate change on the environment and on people. Climate change is already affecting many poor communities and traditional aid programs have achieved relatively small gains. Going beyond the narrow disciplinary lens and an exclusive focus on human health, a planetary health approach puts the ecosystem at the centre. The contributors to One Planet, One Health argue that maintaining and restoring ecosystem resilience should be a core priority, carried out in partnership with local communities.

One Planet, One Health offers an integrated approach to improving the health of the planet and its inhabitants. With chapters on ethics, research and governance, as well as case studies of government and international aid-agency responses to illustrate successes and failures, the book aims to help scholars, governments and non-governmental organisations understand the benefits of focusing on the interdependence of human and animal health, food, water security and land care.

Joint Head of Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology Associate Professor Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology Central Clinical School

Conor Ashleigh is a self-described visual storyteller and development communications practitioner. Conor has maintained a strong interest in documentary photography and filmmaking and his stories have been published in media outlets including The New York Times, Le Monde, The Guardian while his projects have also been exhibited internationally. Conor is most commonly engaged as a visual communications specialist and communication for development practitioner. He primarily works in the areas of international development, humanitarian response and research for agricultural development.

Dr. Obijiofor Aginam, a national of Nigeria and of Canada, joined UNU-IIGH in September 2013 as a Senior Research Fellow. He is concurrently an Adjunct Research Professor of Law at Carleton University, Ottawa, and Visiting Professor in the IR3S, University of Tokyo. His expertise cuts across global health governance, globalization of public health, impacts of global/regional trade agreements on health, health and human rights, public-private partnerships, food safety, South-South cooperation, and the regulatory/normative authorities of inter-governmental organizations.

Professor Merrilyn Walton is professor of medical education (patient safety) in the School of Public Health at Sydney University.

From the editor


1. One Health/EcoHealth/Planetary Health and their evolution
2. One Health and global security into the future
3. Global governance approaches to Planetary Health: new ideas for a globalised world
4. The ethics of One Health
5. Interdisciplinary health research
6. Gender, health and smallholder farming
7. Case studies
8. One Health surveillance: monitoring health risks at the human-animal-environment interface
9. Health before medicine: community resilience in food landscapes
10. A clash of appetites: food-related dimensions of human-animal conflict and disease emergence
11. Visualising One Health: a photographic essay

About the contributors

Format: paperback
Size: 210 × 148 × 18 mm
340 pages
colour illustrations
Copyright: © 2019
ISBN: 9781743325377
Publication: 01 Apr 2019
Series: Public and Social Policy Series