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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

Applying One Health at a Global Level: Emerging Issues & the Sustainable Development Goals

11.19.15

Presenter:

Scott Newman, DVM, PhD
Senior Technical Coordinator, Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Representation in Vietnam

Dr. Newman is a veterinarian and wildlife biologist receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University (Massachusetts) in 1992 and his PhD from the University of California-Davis in 1998 where he studied disease ecology, ecotoxicology, and comparative pathology.

Scott is currently the Senior Technical Coordinator for the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Diseases (ECTAD) - Vietnam, where he leads the zoonotic and non-zoonotic disease program, food safety projects, and facilitates a One Health approach that places agriculture, public health, and natural resource management into the broader development framework in Vietnam and the south-east Asia region.

Between 1992 and 2003 Scott worked as the California State Oil Spill Response Coordinator at Wildlife Health Center and Oiled Wildlife Care Network.  From 2003-2006 he was the Conservation Medicine Scientist at Widlife Trust where he focused on urban ecology and conservation within a 200 mile radius of New York City. He became the technical lead for global influenza network for surveillance and liaison to the United Nations on behalf of the Wildlife Conservation Society after which he was hired by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization as an Animal Health officer.  At FAO headquarters, Scott developed a wildlife health and ecology unit within the Animal Health and Production Division of the Agriculture Department.

Scott has published nearly 100 manuscrips and has extensive international experience working on more than 50 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Americas focused on One Health, disease ecology, and disease management at the livestock-wildlife-ecosystem interface.

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Location:
Room 2004, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (building 508)

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