Results of four-year zoonoses research showcased in One Health ‘Special Issue’

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Infectious diseases traceable to animals are driven by climate change, land-use change and the massive expansion of towns and cities, according to contributors to a paper in a major new output from the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium, a STEPS Centre led project.

One Health for a Changing World: zoonoses, ecosystems and human well-being is a Special Issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. It is co-edited by Professor Ian Scoones, Director of the STEPS Centre, Professor Andrew Cunningham of ZSL (Zoological Society of London) and Professor James Wood of the University of Cambridge.

The intersections of human, animal and ecosystem health lie at the heart of One Health for a Changing World, which explores the One Health approach to tackling animal-to-human (zoonotic) disease transmission. One Health rests on the principle that the health of humans, animals and ecosystems are interdependent.

One Health for a Changing World showcases the results of the four-year multidisciplinary Drivers of Disease project, which was funded under the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation programme.

STEPS Centre researchers are continuing their work exploring zoonoses with Livestock, Livelihoods and Health and the Myanmar Pig Partnership, both funded under the ZELS programme.

All One Health for a Changing World: zoonoses, ecosystems and human well-being articles are available, free, online at Or download individual articles: