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One Health Economics to confront disease threats

Machalaba, C; Smith, K M; Awada, L; Berry, K; Berthe, F; Bouley, T A; Bruce, M; Cortiñas Abrahantes, J; El Turabi, A; Feferholtz, Y; Flynn, L; Fournié, G; Andre, A; Grace, D; Jonas, O; Kimani, T; Le Gall, F; Miranda, J J; Peyre, M; Pinto, J; Ross, N; Rüegg, S R; Salerno, R H; Seifman, R; Zambrana-Torrelio, C; Karesh, W B


C Machalaba

K M Smith

L Awada

K Berry

F Berthe

T A Bouley

M Bruce

J Cortiñas Abrahantes

A El Turabi

Y Feferholtz

L Flynn

G Fournié

A Andre

D Grace

O Jonas

T Kimani

F Le Gall

J J Miranda

M Peyre

J Pinto

N Ross

S R Rüegg

R H Salerno

R Seifman

C Zambrana-Torrelio

W B Karesh


Global economic impacts of epidemics suggest high return on investment in prevention and One Health capacity. However, such investments remain limited, contributing to persistent endemic diseases and vulnerability to emerging ones. An interdisciplinary workshop explored methods for country-level analysis of added value of One Health approaches to disease control. Key recommendations include: 1. systems thinking to identify risks and mitigation options for decision-making under uncertainty; 2. multisectoral economic impact assessment to identify wider relevance and possible resource-sharing, and 3. consistent integration of environmental considerations. Economic analysis offers a congruent measure of value complementing diverse impact metrics among sectors and contexts.


Machalaba, C., Smith, K. M., Awada, L., Berry, K., Berthe, F., Bouley, T. A., …Karesh, W. B. (2017). One Health Economics to confront disease threats. Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 111(6), 235-237

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 12, 2017
Publication Date Oct 16, 2017
Deposit Date Feb 6, 2018
Publicly Available Date Feb 6, 2018
Journal Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Print ISSN 0035-9203
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 111
Issue 6
Pages 235-237
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