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    Dr Delia Grace Talk: One World, One Health – Connections for Ecosystems, Animal Health and Human Health

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    Dr Delia Grace Talk: One World, One Health – Connections for Ecosystems, Animal Health and Human Health

    • 03 Nov 2016 to 03 Nov 2016
    • Vet Building, L115
    • UCD One Health Society

    Event Description

    One World, One Health: connections for ecosystems, animal health and human health The massive demand-led growth in the global livestock sector has at once great promise and the potential to cause great problems. Over one billion poor people depend on livestock and greater participation in livestock value chains can help move people out of poverty, while increasing consumption of nutrient livestock products would benefit the two billion people suffering from micro-nutrient deficiency and the 160 million children who are stunted. At the same time, the livestock sector is an important contributor to climate change, land degradation and pollution and an important competitor for human food and water. Using a One Health lens, I discuss how veterinary research can help enhance the benefits and mitigate the harms of the livestock sector, using examples drawn from twenty years research on emerging disease, food safety, and zoonotic diseases.