An approach to designing and
implementing programmes, policies, legislation and research in which multiple
sectors communicate and work together to achieve better public health outcomes.
The areas of work in which a One Health approach is particularly relevant
include food safety, the control of zoonoses (diseases that can spread between
animals and humans, such as flu, rabies and Rift Valley Fever), and combatting
antibiotic resistance (when bacteria change after being exposed to antibiotics
and become more difficult to treat).