oneHEALTH explores the links between global environmental change and health for the planet and society.
oneHEALTH (formerly ecoHEALTH) is a project of Future Earth that researches the links between environment, human activity, and health to find policy and societal solutions. There is growing understanding around the ways human-mediated environmental changes (e.g. land use change, wildlife trade, deforestation, climate change, human migration) significantly affect the health of wild and domestic animals, plants, and humans, resulting in both infectious and non-communicable diseases.
Using a systems approach, we explore the relationship between infectious diseases, biodiversity and ecosystems, the economics of disease and disease drivers, and the impacts of climate change and demography on health.
Through our scientific findings, oneHEALTH seeks to understand the health implications of current and anticipated global environmental change to identify policy and practical solutions to promote human health, ecosystem integrity, and sustainable development.
oneHEALTH was launched by DIVERSITAS, an international research programme on biodiversity science. oneHEALTH became a core project of Future Earth in August 2014.