One Health. The University of Bologna committed to the front line for the common health

The health of man, animals, other organisms, and the environment are inextricably linked. It is from this premise that the One Health movement starts, created to promote network thinking about health and to improve the detection, prevention, and treatment of diseases.

The recent Covid-19 pandemic has shown that health challenges require a profound review of existing methodologies and close collaboration between all the sectors and disciplines involved - life sciences, public health, and social sciences -. Adhering to this renewed vision of the concept of health, the General Assembly of Una Europa included - with the UNA-OH project - One Health among its official themes, together with European studies, Cultural Heritage, Artificial Intelligence and Sustainability.

The UNA-OH project of Una Europa also involves the Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, which has long been promoting the concept of Single Health through its International and Intercultural Health Center. Under the guidance of the illustrious Prof. Olli Peltoniemi, coordinator of UNA-OH, the University will give its scientific and academic contribution in the fields of Research, Education, and Knowledge transfer and dissemination.

Alma Mater also contributes to the One Health movement as one of the guest editors of a special topic on Frontiers Public Health: 'Taking a Fresh Look at Old Zoonoses: What Have We Been Missing in One Health Research and Education?'. The project, created to collect contributions that highlight multi and transdisciplinary collaborations in the One Health field, has the additional objective of stimulating discussion regarding the role of academia in One Health education, research, and knowledge transfer to promote and protect the health of human, animals, and environment.

One Health is a global movement and, as such, to succeed in expressing its highest potential, it aims to involve scholars, researchers, and health professionals from all over the world. In particular, One Health wishes to encourage interdisciplinary thinking in the next generation of scientists and health professionals through activities and associations dedicated to student engagement, such as the International Student One Health Alliance (ISOHA).

On Monday, June 22, from 17.00 to 20.00 (GMT), it will be possible to deepen the themes of One Health online during the regional meeting for Europe of Who's Who and Community Building, organized by ISOHA in collaboration with the One Health Commission. The meeting, which will be held in the form of an interactive webinar, is open to everyone's participation after registering on GoToWebinar and the participants' list.*

*registration required on both links