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One Health Research Directions

23 March 2023

A call for papers on improving multi-sectoral collaboration in warning and response systems.

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If you are a current researcher in the fields of warning and response systems, we are excited to invite you to submit research papers and other materials that contribute to answering the journal Research Directions: One Health question "How can we improve and facilitate multi-sectoral collaboration in warning and response systems for infectious diseases and natural hazards to account for their drivers, interdependencies and cascading impacts?" published by UCL WRC's Head of Health Warnings Research and Innovation (R&I) Claudia Fernandez De Cordoba Farini.

One Health (Cambridge University Press) focuses on interdisciplinary outputs that employ a 'One Health' approach at the interface between humans, animals and their environment, such as disease prevention, surveillance and management (i.e., preparedness and response). This question seeks to explore the relationships between hazards and drivers of disease risk and to propose suggestions for building multi-hazard, multi-sector warning and response systems that work across various elements of disaster risk reduction, including prevention.

This research is particularly relevant both for the negotiations of a new pandemic agreement, including a One Health component, and the United Nations 2022 Early Warnings for All initiative that aims to ensure that every person on Earth is protected by an early warning system in the next five years.
As socio-economic, environmental, and ecological factors continue to drive emerging infectious disease risk, it is imperative to integrate these factors into surveillance, warning, and response systems. Furthermore, warning systems should work collaboratively to address the interconnected impacts of hazards such as climate change, flooding, droughts, tropical cyclones, heatwaves, and water-borne and vector-borne diseases. To effectively address the complexity of these challenges, it is essential to implement systems thinking in governance and warning systems for infectious diseases and other hazards. We encourage submissions that explore how systems thinking can be applied to build resilient and effective multi-sectoral warning and response systems.
We are pleased to announce that Research Directions: One Health has removed all publication fees for this question until the 1st of October 2023. This provides a unique opportunity for researchers to share their innovative and impactful research papers and materials without any financial barriers.
Join us in advancing the field of One Health and disaster risk reduction by submitting your innovative and impactful research papers and materials.

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