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Evaluating the Contributions of one health initiatives to social sustainability

Chapter


Abstract


  • One Health is an approach that integrates perspectives from human, animal and environmental

    health to address health challenges. As the idea of One Health is grounded in achieving

    sustainable outcomes, an important aspect is the contribution of One Health to social

    sustainability. In this chapter we ask, what social sustainability is, what the indicators of social

    sustainability related to One Health are, and, through what measures we can evaluate the

    contributions of One Health to social sustainability, in terms of its operations, its supporting

    infrastructures and outcomes. We adopt a wider conceptualization of social sustainability

    and propose an approach based on basic needs, capabilities and emancipation, environmental

    justice, solidarity and social cohesion. First, we identify indicators used in literature to

    capture social sustainability in human, animal and environmental health and propose ways

    to integrate them into a framework for the evaluation of One Health initiatives. Second,

    we formulate questions that can be used to evaluate the social sustainability of One Health

    initiatives. Third, we discuss the viability of operationalising the indicators, the trade-offs

    that might arise and identify how they can be minimised. We then discuss methodological

    issues and highlight the importance of transdisciplinary deliberative approaches for adapting

    the framework to specific contexts.

UOW Authors


  •   Speranza, Chinwe Ifejika. (external author)
  •   Wuthrich, Tamara (external author)
  •   Ruegg, Simon R. (external author)
  •   Zinsstag, Jakob (external author)
  •   Keune, Hans (external author)
  •   Biollat, Sebastien (external author)
  •   Blake, Lauren (external author)
  •   Thieme, Susan (external author)
  •   Degeling, Chris J.
  •   Rist, Stephen (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Speranza, C. Ifejika., Wuthrich, T., Ruegg, S., Zinsstag, J., Keune, H., Biollat, S., Blake, L., Thieme, S., Degeling, C. & Rist, S. (2018). Evaluating the Contributions of one health initiatives to social sustainability. In S. R. Ruegg, B. Hasler & J. Zinsstag (Eds.), Integrated approaches to health A handbook for the evaluation of One Health (pp. 86-125). The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9789086863242

Book Title


  • Integrated approaches to health A handbook for the evaluation of One Health

Start Page


  • 86

End Page


  • 125

Place Of Publication


  • The Netherlands

Abstract


  • One Health is an approach that integrates perspectives from human, animal and environmental

    health to address health challenges. As the idea of One Health is grounded in achieving

    sustainable outcomes, an important aspect is the contribution of One Health to social

    sustainability. In this chapter we ask, what social sustainability is, what the indicators of social

    sustainability related to One Health are, and, through what measures we can evaluate the

    contributions of One Health to social sustainability, in terms of its operations, its supporting

    infrastructures and outcomes. We adopt a wider conceptualization of social sustainability

    and propose an approach based on basic needs, capabilities and emancipation, environmental

    justice, solidarity and social cohesion. First, we identify indicators used in literature to

    capture social sustainability in human, animal and environmental health and propose ways

    to integrate them into a framework for the evaluation of One Health initiatives. Second,

    we formulate questions that can be used to evaluate the social sustainability of One Health

    initiatives. Third, we discuss the viability of operationalising the indicators, the trade-offs

    that might arise and identify how they can be minimised. We then discuss methodological

    issues and highlight the importance of transdisciplinary deliberative approaches for adapting

    the framework to specific contexts.

UOW Authors


  •   Speranza, Chinwe Ifejika. (external author)
  •   Wuthrich, Tamara (external author)
  •   Ruegg, Simon R. (external author)
  •   Zinsstag, Jakob (external author)
  •   Keune, Hans (external author)
  •   Biollat, Sebastien (external author)
  •   Blake, Lauren (external author)
  •   Thieme, Susan (external author)
  •   Degeling, Chris J.
  •   Rist, Stephen (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Speranza, C. Ifejika., Wuthrich, T., Ruegg, S., Zinsstag, J., Keune, H., Biollat, S., Blake, L., Thieme, S., Degeling, C. & Rist, S. (2018). Evaluating the Contributions of one health initiatives to social sustainability. In S. R. Ruegg, B. Hasler & J. Zinsstag (Eds.), Integrated approaches to health A handbook for the evaluation of One Health (pp. 86-125). The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9789086863242

Book Title


  • Integrated approaches to health A handbook for the evaluation of One Health

Start Page


  • 86

End Page


  • 125

Place Of Publication


  • The Netherlands