A Systems Approach to Evaluate One Health Initiatives

  title={A Systems Approach to Evaluate One Health Initiatives},
  author={Simon R{\"u}egg and Liza Rosenbaum Nielsen and Sandra C. Buttigieg and Mijalche Santa and Maurizio Aragrande and Massimo Canali and Timothy J. Ehlinger and Ilias Chantziaras and Elena Boriani and Miroslav Radeski and Mieghan Bruce and Kevin Queenan and Barbara H{\"a}sler},
  journal={Frontiers in Veterinary Science},
Challenges calling for integrated approaches to health, such as the One Health (OH) approach, typically arise from the intertwined spheres of humans, animals, and ecosystems constituting their environment. Initiatives addressing such wicked problems commonly consist of complex structures and dynamics. As a result of the EU COST Action (TD 1404) “Network for Evaluation of One Health” (NEOH), we propose an evaluation framework anchored in systems theory to address the intrinsic complexity of OH… 

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