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This symposium is organised in partnership with the Zoological Society of London and the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium.

Ecosystems provide services that maintain and improve human wellbeing, such as food provisioning and disease regulation. However, they can also generate ‘disservices’ such as reservoirs for new, ‘emerging’ infectious disease from wildlife.

Health is a critical aspect of human wellbeing, interacting with material and social relations to contribute to people’s freedoms and choices, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where clusters of health and disease problems disproportionately affect poor people and contribute further to their poverty. Healthy ecosystems and healthy people go together, yet the precise relationships between these remain poorly understood.

This symposium will bring together leading experts from different fields to present new interdisciplinary frameworks for a real-world One Health approach, to highlight evidence from field-based settings in Africa and beyond, and to debate implications for policy and practice.

To register for the meeting, please visit the ZSL webpage.