The IDAlert and BCOMING projects have launched a campaign to celebrate World Health Day and honor the 75th anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO). The campaign aims to reflect on the successes of public health over the past 70 years and encourage action to address current and future health challenges.
The objectives of the campaign include:
- raising awareness about public health challenges and successes across various countries and regions,
- informing communities about how the projects can contribute to better health and wellbeing, and
- highlighting the crucial link between health, environment, biodiversity, and climate.
To participate in the campaign:
- download the social media template and add your response to the question, “How can your organisation/project contribute to public health and environment?”
- Post your response on your social media account on April 7th using the hashtags #HealthForAll, #OneHealth, #Zoonosis,
- Tag IDAlert, BCOMING, WHO (and any other relevant institution).
The campaign encourages other projects, initiatives, and individuals to participate and spread the word by tagging relevant ministries, governments, organisations, decision-makers, coworkers, and friends in social media posts
The World Health Day marks the anniversary of founding of WHO in 1948. Each year draws attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.
About the projects
The emergence, transmission and spread of zoonotic pathogens is an increasing problem fueled by climate change, travel and tourism, trade, but also by antimicrobial resistance, food safety, and societal and environmental transformations. This challenge requires a new paradigm in which animal, human, and environmental change interactions are addressed from an EcoHealth and One Health systems perspective. IDAlert aims to integrate this new paradigm and tackle this challenge by developing novel indicators, innovative early warning systems and efficient tools for decision-makers, and by evaluating adaptation and mitigation strategies to build a Europe more resilient to emerging health threats.
The BCOMING project main objective is to co-construct innovations with all stakeholders in biodiversity hotspots (Cambodia, Guadeloupe, Guinea/Ivory Coast) to reduce the risk of infectious disease emergence through biodiversity conservation and zoonotic disease surveillance. Officially launched on the 1st of September 2022, BCOMING (Biodiversity Conservation to Mitigate the risk of emerging infectious diseases) is a project co-funded by Horizon Europe and it is backed up by 14 partners from Europe, Asia and Africa. It aims to reduce the risk of zoonotic disease emergence, and promote integrated management of zoonotic exposure, biodiversity, and livelihoods through a One Health participatory systems approach.