Nov. 19, 2019
FIVM Series presents: Introduction to One Health Methods
Although sometimes a confusing concept, One Health has been defined as the direct benefit of a closer cooperation between veterinarians, physicians, and related sciences in addressing wicked problems.
On Friday, November 22, Dr. Jakob Zinsstag will discuss the need for new methods of bridging disciplines to prove the incremental benefit of a closer cooperation between the two medicines. Dr. Zinssttag will demonstrate methods using linear statistics, mathematical transmission of animal-human disease transmission, cross-sector economic analyses, transdisciplinary approaches, engaging academic and non-academic actors, systems dynamic approaches to health in social-ecological systems and an outlook to a game theory of One Health.
Dr. Jakob Zinsstag is a veterinarian with a PhD in tropical animal health. He spent eight years in West Africa at the International Trypanotolerance Centre in The Gambia, and four years as the director of the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques in Côte d’Ivoire. Since 1998, he has headed a research group on human and animal health at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute. Dr. Zinsstag is deputy head of the department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Swiss TPH. He focuses on the control of zoonoses in developing countries and the provision of health care to mobile pastoralists using a One Health approach. Dr. Zinsstag is past president of the International Association for Ecology and Health and president of the scientific board of the Transdisciplinary network of the Swiss Academies.