One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain sustainable optimal health for the ecosystem*. It is a cultural and behavioral concept with socioeconomic elements and impact.
*a biological community of living organisms (humans, animals, plants, and microbes) and their physical environment interacting as a system
Five students and three faculty members from Texas A&M University and a student from the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine recently returned from a month-long research and service trip to Ometepe, Nicaragua. The students assisted a local doctor in three independent clinics on the island during each week, planted one medicinal and two vegetable gardens, held two human and animal health fairs, trained nurses and local women in CPR, and cooked a healthy meal for all the children in a community.
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