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Discuss the concept of “One health Approach” and analyse it’s significance in handling zoonotic diseases.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

4. Discuss the concept of “One health Approach” and analyse it’s significance in handling zoonotic diseases. (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu

Why the question:

The article brings to us the concept of “One health Approach”.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the concept of “One health Approach” and analyse its significance in handling zoonotic diseases.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with what is “One health Approach”.

Body:

One Health is a collaborative, multispectral, and trans disciplinary approach — working at the local, regional, national, and global levels — with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.

Studies indicate that more than two-thirds of existing and emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, or can be transferred between animals and humans, and vice versa, when the pathogen in question originates in any life form but circumvents the species barrier.

Analyse its significance in handling zoonotic diseases.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.