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Strengthening A One Health Approach to Emerging Zoonoses - June 2022

15 June 2022

Summary

The Council should be tasked with examining the policies, programs, and financial and legislative support of agencies, organizations, and institutions related to One Health at the nexus of Canadian and Indigenous Peoples, domestic and wild animals, plants, ecosystems, and the economy and society, focusing initially on emerging zoonoses and drivers of zoonotic pathogen spillover. [...] *Develop and implement an Indigenous Engagement and Knowledge Policy Framework for One Health and ensure that the One Health Action Plan accounts for and addresses the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. [...] By recognizing the shared determinants of health (or disease) and interdependencies among these pillars, we highlight the foundational importance of the intrinsic value of all species and generations, and the importance of reciprocal care for each other (as people), animals, and the spaces we all share (Stephen and Gallagher, 2021). [...] The concept of One Health may be new to Western knowledge systems, but the interdependence of people, other animals, and land, as well as the knowledge that the health of other animals and the health of the land is tied to our own, is inherent to most if not all Indigenous knowledge systems (Hueffer et al., 2019; Jack et al., 2020). [...] The Council should be tasked with examining the policies, programs, and financial and legislative support of agencies, organizations, and institutions related to One Health and guide implementation of a One Health Action Plan through respective ministries and partners.

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