This event featured panellists: Dr Osman Dar, Project Director of the Chatham House Global Health Programme’s One Health project; and Professor Melissa Leach, Director of the Institute of Development Studies, UK. It was moderated by Professor Robyn Alders of Chatham House, and took place on 28 October 2020.

Watch the recording here:

The following is a summary of the key messages to emerge from the discussion:

  • Equity and evidence are central.
  • One Health approaches must address local meanings and priorities around humans, animals and ecosystems.
  • It’s important that we understand and act effectively on complex, dynamic drivers of disease which requires deliberation amongst multiple knowledges and perspectives.
  • One Health is an increasingly securitised space where powerful national interests, politics and profit play a significant role in determining global disease control priorities.

You can add your voice to the discussion by going to the Slack workspace and the channel #disease-and-health-through-a-one-health-lens.