One Health

One Health is an interdisciplinary collaborative approach to solving complex health problems through recognizing the inherent interdependence of human, animal and ecosystem health. The One Health framework has been applied by governments, academics and non-profit organizations from the local community level to the Global arena.
 
 
In Manitoba, a One Health Steering Committee has been established since 2012. This committee serves to connect different departments working on shared goals, including food safety, human and animal well-being and zoonotic disease control such as the Provincial Rabies Program.
 
Representatives from the departments of Manitoba Agriculture, Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living (MHSAL), Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade (MGET) and Manitoba Sustainable Development (SD), work together using the holistic One Health approach to link animal, human and environmental health.

International One Welfare Conference

 

September 26 to 28, 2016 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

 
In the fall of  2016, Manitoba hosted the inaugural International One Welfare Conference. This contributed to the expansion of current One Health activities to include the concept of One Welfare by examining the interconnections between human well-being and animal welfare.

This conference was hosted in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and gathered stakeholders together including subject matter experts and policy-makers from government, academia, non-governmental organizations, as well as the private sector.

This event was used to help set the local and international stage for future activities in this increasingly important field.

Additional Information

 
 

 

Contact 

For more information regarding One Health, please contact the CVO or call 204-945-7684.
 
To report domestic animal exposure to an animal suspected of having rabies (no human exposure), please contact the Chief Veterinary Office (CVO) or call 204-470-1108.