A multi-sites forum
The One Sustainable Health for all Forum was launched in Lyon, France, July, 2021. It brings together more than fifty professional and civil society organizations working across the globe on a holistic approach to health. One that takes into account human, animal and environmental health.
Over the past two years, the forum has convened a cross-disciplinary network of experts, collaborating through six permanent working groups. The forum has also hosted a series of conferences and webinars, tying together the social and environmental agenda through a holistic approach to health. Its’ main goal is to contribute towards a country-based operational approach defined by the principles of One Sustainable Health. Such a country approach will integrate policies, budgets, projects and programs implemented by public, non-governmental and private organizations.
The One Sustainable Health approach emerged from the lessons learned from the recent Covid-19 crisis. The Covid-19 crisis has been a preview of what has been deemed a ‘polycrisis’ - a series of overlapping challenges as human health is increasingly threatened by profound changes in our ecosystems due to climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, microbial resistance and other environmental threats. The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the challenges of interconnected systems for health, which integrate health, food, water, energy, and ecosystems.
It calls for re-evaluating our approach to health systems by moving beyond the universal health coverage agenda, to adopt a holistic approach that brings together sustainability and equity, pushing us to rethink our investments in health systems and our approach to service delivery and financing for health.
We call for a three-pronged agenda to build inclusive and adaptative systems for health:
- From One Health to Planetary Health : fostering public health institutions and programs that are fit for the 21st century, as a foundation to pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response.
- Green and Resilient systems: making the necessary investments in mitigation and adaptation through zero emission and climate-resilient health infrastructure and supply chains.
- Adaptive Social Protection: strengthening social protection systems that respond to climate and health vulnerability and build the financial instruments and systems for societies to adapt to climate change.
The first Global Forum will be held from July 5 to 7, 2023, at the Musée des Confluences in Lyon. This 3-day international event will bring together high-level political and technical stakeholders from different countries to discuss the recommendations drafted by the six international working groups and map out the path towards the integration of a One Sustainable Health approach in budgets, programs and projects at country-level.
It will take place as a multisite event, both on site and virtually, with international sessions planned from several countries, as part of an inclusive process.
We welcome professionals from all public and private organizations wishing to share their experience and question the status quo, aware of the need to go beyond silos in order to move forward in an interdisciplinary alliance, harnessing new methods of international cooperation to address the social and environmental challenges in health.
We invite you to participate and register!
One Sustainable Health for All Foundation
- Agnès SOUCAT (AFD)
- Agnès BUZYN (Sciences Po)
- Runa KHAN (Friendship Bangladesh)
- Vanina LAURENT-LEDRU / Daouda DIOUF (Foundation S)
- Detlev GANTEN (World Health Summit)
- Eric COMTE (Geneva Health Forum)
- Benjamin ROCHE / Cécile GRIMALDI (IRD-Prezode)
- Benoit MIRIBEL (Fondation Une Santé Durable pour Tous)
- Rebecca GRAIS (Pasteur Network)
- Marion LELOUVIER / Jean-Marc PAUTRAS (CFF)
The Scientific Committee is co-chaired by Agnès Buzyn and Saliem Fakir and coordinated by Juan Lubroth. It is composed of the following two groups of experts:
Groups of experts invited to the Scientific Council of the OSH 2023 Forum:
- Dr. Marc BONNEVILLE – Scientific Director - Institut Mérieux - France
- Pr. Agnès BUZYN – Former French Health Minister - France
- Dr. Diarmid CAMPBELL-LENDRUM - PhD - World Health Organization - Switzerland
- Pr. Natalia CEDIEL BECERRA - Universidad de La Salle - Colombia
- Pr. Awa Marie COLL SECK – State Minister and former Health Minister- Presidency of the Republic of Senegal - Senegal
- Pr. Alan DANGOUR - Wellcome Trust - UK
- Pr. Kristie EBI - University of Washington - USA
- Pr. Anna-Bella FAILLOUX - Institut Pasteur - France
- Mr. Saliem FAKIR - The African Climate Foundation - South Africa
- Pr. Zafar FATMI - Aga Khan University - Pakistan
- Dr. Àngel FONT VIDAL - Fundació La Caixa - Spain
- Pr. Renzo GUINTO - MD DrPH - Planetary and Global Health Program, St. Luke's Medical Center College of Medicine - Philippines
- Pr. Andy HAINES - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - UK
- Dr. Rafi Abul HASNATH SIDDIQUE - Friendship - Bangladesh
- Armelle HEBERT - MPH, Public Development Policy, Science Policy - One Health Strategic Advisor, IWG1 Coordination and Science Policy Advocate, One Health Implementation under Territories Environmental Determinants / Essentials Ecosystems
- Mr. Richard HORTON – Editor-in-Chief – The Lancet - UK
- Pr. Jean JOUZEL - Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace - France
- Pr. Paola MINOPRIO - Director of the Institut Pasteur - Brazil
- Pr. Ole Petter OTTERSEN - University of Oslo and Karolinska Institutet - Norway
- Ms. Ana RAMOS BENTO - Rockefeller Foundation - USA
- Dr. Rafael RUIZ de CASTAÑEDA - University of Geneva - Switzerland
- Dr. Amadou Alpha SALL - Institut Pasteur - Senegal
- Dr. Chris WALZER - Wildlife Conservation Society - USA
- Pr. Rhoda WANYENZE - Makerere University - Uganda
Group of experts members of the Scientific Council of the OSH Forum having defined the 6 international thematic working groups in 2021, chairing or ensuring the follow-up of the work:
- Pr. Antoine ANDREMONT, INSERM, Paris Diderot University, OSH scientific committee member
- Pr. Christian BOITARD, INSERM, AP-HP, OSH scientific committee member
- Dr. Namukolo COVIC, CGIR, Chair of the working group #2
- Pr. Patrice DEBRÉ, Pierre & Marie Curie University, Académie de Medicine, OSH scientific committee member, co-Chair of the working group #1
- Pr. Hélène DELISLE, Montréal University, OSH scientific committee member, co-Chair of the working group #4
- Pr. Eeva FURMAN, SYKE, OSH scientific committee member
- Pr. Detlev GANTEN, Charité Foundation, OSH scientific committee member
- Dr. Amandine GAUTIER, ENSV/VetAgroSup, OSH scientific committee member, co-Chair of the working group #3
- Dr. Etienne GUILLARD, Solthis, OSH scientific committee member
- Pr. Renzo GUINTO, co-Chair of the working group #3
- Pr. David HEYMANN, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medecine, Chatham House, OSH scientific committee member
- Pr. Heribert HOFER, Leibniz Institute for zoology & wildlife research, OSH scientific committee member
- Dr. Mirdad KAZANJI, Institut Pasteur, OSH scientific committee member
- Ms. Runa KHAN, Friendship, OSH scientific committee member
- Dr. Thierry LEFRANCOIS, CIRAD, OSH scientific committee member
- Dr. Juan LUBROTH, Chair of the working group #6
- Pr. Serge MORAND, CNRS, CIRAD, Kasetsart University, OSH scientific committee member
- Pr. Jean-Paul MOATTI, Aix-Marseille University, OSH scientific committee member
- Pr. Francine NTOUMI, Marien N’Gouabi University, University of Tübingen, Fondation Congolaise pour la Recherche Médicale, OSH scientific committee member
- Dr. Wilm QUENTIN, Technische Universität Berlin, OSH scientific committee member
- Dr. Benjamin ROCHE, IRD, Prezode, OSH scientific committee member
- Pr. Babette SIMON, Université Paris Descartes, OSH scientific committee member
- Dr. Lene SØVOLD, co-Chair of the working group #4
- Pr. Tieble TRAORE,OSH scientific committee member, co-Chair of the working group #1
International Working groups
The 6 working groups of OSH Forum have been set up at the beginning of the initiative to formulate cross-sectoral recommendations and imagine pilot actions that can make an operational day-to-day impact and foster one sustainable health.
Composed of experts ranging from academics and operational managers to policy makers and officials from public agencies, they will present their first ideas in Lyon, opening the ground to a discussion with operational stakeholders from all continents.
The 6 themes are the following :
- Mitigating the Impact of Environmental Pollution, Climate Change and Pressure on Biodiversity to promote Better Health Outcomes
- Towards Sustainable Food Systems for Improved Nutrition and Health
- How must human interaction/relationship with nature be transformed to achieve One Sustainable Health?
- Equitable access to quality health-related services
- Financing & global levers of change to foster One Sustainable Health
- Developing One Sustainable Health practices & resilience within local communities
Working group Chairs :
- Pr. Patrice Debré & Pr. Tieblé Traoré
- Dr. Namukolo Covic
- Dr. Amandine Gautier & Pr. Renzo Guinto
- Pr. Hélène Delisle & Dr. Lene Søvold
- Dr. Agnès Soucat
- Dr. Juan Lubroth
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Professionals from all public and private organizations wishing to participate to this Forum are invited to participate :
- On remote: registrations are free and opened to all. Sessions will be recorded and live streamed on the website.
- On-site: Fee for registration. Seats being limited on-site, we strive to allocate them according to both multidisciplinary and geographical criteria. On-site registration are then submitted to validation of the organizing committee.