MOOC One Health in Practice
A new Massive Open Online Course has been presented by the SDG Academy and UNESCO, focusing on solutions for healthy people in biosphere reserves.
The loss and degradation of biodiversity undermines the web of life and increases the risk of disease spillover from wildlife to people. Land-use change, including deforestation, human settlement in primarily wildlife habitat, the growth of crop and livestock production, and urbanization, exacerbated by climate change, caused the emergence of more than 30% of new diseases reported since 1960. Therefore, countries should conserve biodiversity also as a key environmental determinant of human health.
The goals of this MOOC are to present the scientific concepts linking healthy ecosystems to healthy human communities; provide tools and frameworks to visualize solutions to restore ecosystem for resilience; share good practices and innovative solutions from resilient territories and provide communities, policy makers, and stakeholders with the knowledge required to create better governance that protect territories against emerging risks.
This MOOC is for UNESCO designated sites’ staff (site management authority, managers, and their staff) as well as health and environmental management state agencies, policy makers, academics, students and other professionals.
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