This year One Health Day celebrations are especially poignant. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, One Health is being recognized and embraced as needed now more that ever. On the zoonotic diseases front the public is beginning to understand that we are now living what the global One Health Community has been teaching and warning about for over 15 years. It is more urgent now than ever to make One Health thinking and acting the default way of doing business at all levels of academia, research, government and policy.
During the current pandemic, in person One Health Day events are not encouraged. However, many possibilities exist for posters, YouTube, social media, radio and TV campaigns and online educational webinars to raise awareness of what One Health is and to educate about many One Health arenas. The One Health Day Planning team urges the global One Health Community to be creative and find ways to help the world understand our urgent need for One Health.
More information about One Health Day is available online at www.onehealthday.org