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3rd announcement of the GRF Davos One Health Summit taking place from 19-22 February 2012


  • 1. NE HEALTH ONE PLANET ONE FUTURE GRF One Health Summit 2012 One Health - One Planet - One Future Risks and Opportunities International Conference 19-22 February 2012 Davos, Switzerland 3rd Announcement Programme & ExhibitionGlobal Risk ForumGRF Davos
  • 2. Chairmans Statement As an earthquake engineer by education, my daily work unfolded around cost-effective risk management of natural or technical hazards for sustainable development on a global scale. My professional interest in public health might therefore not be straight forward at first sight. However, the direct inter-linkages are manifold. For instance, in the aftermath of a natural disaster the population affected immediately faces health threats not only from injuries suffered but also epidemics prompted by interruptions in sanitation services. A different Dr Walter Ammann, example is currently shown in Japan, where radiological President GRF Davos contamination as a consequence of a cascading effect led to a nuclear catastrophe and puts thousands of people at risk. Holistically managing such health threats is in line with our From Thoughts to Action multi-measures and multi-stakeholder risk management solution at GRF Davos. One Health a school of thought by closely linking practice, science, that acknowledges the systemic nature of public health by linking human, animal and environmental factors policy and decision making in the provides an excellent basis for doing so. I am looking forward to discuss innovative measures search for sustainable solutions. for integrative health risk management at the GRF One Health Summit 2012 with representatives from the health workforce, agriculture, pharmaceutical and food industry, science and policy. Dr Walter J. Ammann President and CEO Global Risk Forum GRF Davos Chairman GRF One Health Summit 20122 3
  • 3. What does One Health stand for?Integration of Human, Animal and Environmental Integrative ComponentsHealth in close relation to Agricultural Production of One Health are:and Food Safety/Security Human HealthPublic health is not only determined by socio- Animal Healtheconomic factors, but also significantly influenced Environmental Healthby animal health, the environment, agricultural Food Safety and Security ONE HEALTHfood production and food safety and security. AgricultureFor instance, the avian and swine influenzaimpressively demonstrate health related human- th Animanimal interference; environmental pollution is Heal al H man ea ltha significant driver of cancer or allergies, and a Husocietys nutrition pattern strongly influences publichealth.Bundled under the term One Health, the GRFOne Health Summit 2012 addresses health at theinterface of human-, animal- and environmentalhealth and ties the knot to food safety and security.Striving for intensified collaboration among expertsand practitioners from the different sectors anddisciplines tangent to such a comprehensive healthperspective, especially the pharmaceutical and food y E nvindustry as well as health insurers engagement will u r itprovide significant added value. i ro Sec nm y& en al f et Sa t He a lt od h Fo Agriculture4 5
  • 4. Why support One Health? The Integrative Risk Management Approach:Towards Integrative Health Risk Management How to cope with the broad array of risks and disasters society is facingCollaboration among Sectors and Disciplines for today?Cost-Effective Overall Risk Reduction A multi- sectors, multi- stakeholders and multi- disciplines approach is needed to assess and reduce risks and manage risks and disasters at allThe Global Risk Forum GRF Davos actively promotes levels. Inter- and transdisciplinarity is essential.and fosters an integrative approach in managingenvironmental, technical, societal or economicrisks. Such a holistic method must account for The multi measures approach along the risk cycle inmultiple hazards and integrate the knowledge of Integrative Risk Managementall disciplines in order to produce cost-effective Integrative risk reduction and disaster management impliesmeasures. vulnerability reduction and resilience increase. A multi-The concept of One Health asks for more, better and measures approach along the risk cycle including prevention,closer cooperation between the many actors and intervention and recovery is required.agents related to health. GRF Davos aims to poolthe two concepts of One Health and Integrative Risk vulnberaManagement to save lives and livelihoods, improve