On March 9th 2017, Wageningen University & Research will celebrate its 99th Dies Natalis. The theme of this year is Towards a global one health.
The health of people, animals, and their environments are closely connected: think of zoonosis, plant pests or other vector borne diseases. Understanding these interactions is crucial to safeguard the health of people everywhere on the planet. Besides these communicable diseases, a significant impact on public health is caused by global challenges, such as malnutrition, urbanisation and climate change. A Global One Health
approach studies the effects created by this double burden and formulates strategies to control, mitigate and prevent them. At the 99th Dies Natalis of Wageningen University & Research on March 9, 2017, key-note speaker, professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Imperial College of London, will highlight this novel transdisciplinary approach.