Ohio State University One Health Day Symposium 2018

By Dr. Rafiq Islam
Soil, Water, & BioEnergy Program Leader

Dr. Rafiq Islam attended and delivered a presentation entitled “Rethinking Agriculture in the 21st Century: Growing Healthy Food with One Health Vision” at the Plenary Session of the Ohio One Health Symposium, which was held at Drake Performance and Event Center on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus on November 1-2.

One Health DayThe symposium was sponsored by The Global One Health initiative (GOHi) with donations from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), OSU Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Ohio State University Extension, and One World, One Health.

One Health Day, celebrated annually on November 3, is an international campaign co-coordinated by the One Health Commission, the One Health Initiative, and the One Health Platform Foundation. The goal of One Health Day is to bring attention around the world to the need for One Health interactions and for the world to see them in action. The One Health Day campaign is designed to engage as many individuals as possible from as many arenas as possible in One Health education and awareness events, and to generate an inspiring array of projects worldwide.

The One Health Day Symposium brought together multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to address the spread of disease, promote health, and emphasize the connection among humans, animals, and the environment.