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One Health, One Planet. Environment and Health in the Human Security Agenda

A public discussion

Many of today’s most complex challenges to human security are linked to health and environmental degradation. Pollution kills 9mln people per year. 

WHO predicts that climate change will cause 250’000 deaths per year between now and 2050. In addition, growing world populations bring humans and animals closer together affecting sustainable development, health, and environment. One health is a global strategy that addresses the growing interdependence of human and animal health. It is being adopted by a number of organisations and educational institutions in response to the need for more integrated approaches and solutions to address today’s global health challenges.

This event will bring together world-class experts to talk about human-animal-environment intersection and how it affects human security globally. It will also shed more light on comprehensive solutions and approaches for collaborative multi-disciplinary efforts to work locally, nationally and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment and foster sustainable development for future generations.

The public discussion is co-organised by the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Rwanda and the GCSP.


The panellists include:

  • Dr Agnes Binagwaho, former Minister of Health of Rwanda, Vice Chancellor of University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)
  • Dr Desiree Montecillo Narvaez, Programme Officer, Chemicals and Health Branch Economy Division, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Dr Stephane de la Rocque, Technical Adviser - Team Leader One-Health Operations in Countries Country Health Emergency Preparedness and IHR Dept WHO Health Emergencies Programme

The discussion will be chaired by:

  • Mr Bruno Jochum, former director of Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) Switzerland, Executive-in-Residence, GCSP
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