Public Health

Public Health

One Health (OH) is an approach that recognizes the close connection between human health (HH), animal health (AH), and the shared health of the environment (EH). While OH is not new, its importance has recently gained prominence due to various factors altering interactions between people, animals, plants, and the environment.

Human population growth and expansion into new geographic areas have led to more people living in close contact with both wild and domestic animals, including livestock and pets. Animals fulfill various roles in our lives, such as providing food, fiber, livelihoods, companionship, and more. Close contact with animals and their environments can facilitate the transmission of diseases between animals and people.

Factors like climate change, deforestation, and intensive farming practices further contribute to disruptions in environmental conditions and habitats, creating new opportunities for diseases to spread from animals to humans. Additionally, the movement of people, animals, and animal products has increased due to international travel and trade, allowing diseases to spread quickly across borders and around the globe.

At Provictoire Research (PR), we aim to incorporate ecological, evolutionary, and environmental sciences into One Health approaches to innovate and effectively control both infectious and multifactorial non-communicable diseases.