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Open Access A Harmonic Way to Transdisciplinarity: Experience from Global Health Development

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Aiming at generating innovative solutions to mitigate global health challenges through working along the continuum from innovation to application harmonically leads to a transdisciplinary understanding of, and practice for, health and social development. The One Health approach is presented as a case study where a transdisciplinary concept and approach is validated in different social, cultural and ecological settings, and is subsequently put into public health practice leading to a measurable impact for human and animal health and well-being of the communities concerned.

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Keywords: One Health; access; effectiveness of health interventions; equity; health development; partnership; sustainability; transdisciplinarity

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2016-01-01

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