Monthly Archives: August 2011

One Health, One Medicine: An Agroeconomic Consideration

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
August 19, 2011

Zoonoses, agriculture and food safety are all interconnected topics in that they all directly impact the health of humans.  The World Health Organization stated that in the last 30 years, there was an average of one newly discovered emerging infectious disease every year.  In fact, a report by Jones, et. al. (2008, pp. 990) indicated […]

Brief History of One Health, One Medicine

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
August 17, 2011

The concept of One Health, One Medicine originates as far back as to the time of Aristotle in 500 BC and Hippocrates of Cos in 340 BC. Aristotle wrote the “Historia Animalium” to elaborate on the natural zoonotic history of animals whereby Hippocrates provided insight on other possible causations for disease in the human body, […]

Road Safety is a Public Health Issue

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
August 3, 2011

Motor vehicle accidents, (MVA) occur daily across the globe. These accidents can result in trauma to those involved and can result in possible injury and death. According to the World Health Organization, (WHO), (1) it is estimated that approximately 3500 people die every day as a result of road accidents and tens of millions injured. […]