A RENEWED INTEGRATING APPROACH TO THE GROWING GLOBAL RISKS FOR HEALTH
In honor of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (Oct 13th) and the International Day dedicated to “ONE HEALTH” (Nov 3rd), a Courseworkshop was held on October 1213, 2017, at the Palacio de las Convenciones, La Habana, Cuba.
The theme of the workshop was “One Health”, a renewed integrating approach to the growing global risks for health.25 participants from 7 different countries pursue the course.The Course-Workshop was developed with the attendance of more than ninety representatives of institutions belonging to the Ministries of Higher Education, Agriculture, Public Health, Food Industries, Science and Technology (Environment), among others sectors, including attendees coming from United States of America (8), Switzerland (1), Mexico (1), Colombia (1), Vietnam (1) and Cayman Island (3).
An Introduction of Syndromic Surveillance was presented as part of the OH CourseWorkshop, on October 16-18 in CENSA,UNAH. The facilitators were John Berezowski and Yandy Abreu, CENSA, currently at Fellow the Veterinary Public Health Institute, University of Bern, Bern Switzerland.
Dr. Tito Díaz, General Director of FAO for Central America and Caribbean presented his conference about One Health and the Sustainable Development Objectives during the opening. The general program included the presentations of seventeen speakers, distributed into different sessions: Academy role in the “One Health”; Strategy Pre and Postgraduate education; Food safety and health prevention in the food production chain; The antimicrobial resistance; a multisectoral challenge through the One Health approach; The zoonoses and its integrative approach from the communities; Health and environment; and Climate change. The main results reached by the Project “One Health, One Love, One Caribbean” were presented with one poster and eighth other posters were presented. In the frame of these activities, the constitution of Cuban One Health Chair, promoted by the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of University of Agriculture of Havana (UNAH) and the National Center of Animal and Plant Health (CENSA) was announced.
Following exchanges with the joining specialists of different countries, the relevance of maintaining a cooperation focused into One Health strategy in order to confront the main objectives identified for different Cuban sectors was highlighted during the closing session.