Biodiversity and Health: COVID - 19 

The work of the Belgian Community of Practice on Biodiversity & Health (COPBH) related to the COVID-19 pandemic context.

Policy Brief: Key Belgian One Health Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis

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This policy brief is the result of a collaborative work carried out under the initiative of the Belgian Biodiversity PlatformSciensano and the Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment (Belgium) within the framework of the Belgian One Health (BEOH) Network and is supported on its principle by the Chief Veterinary Officer of Belgiumand the President of the FPS Health. Its contents were compiled during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, and started from the outcomes of the Belgian One Health (BEOH) COVID-19 survey, initiated by BEOH in 2020, but were further developed within the network, incorporating follow-up discussions and practical reflections. BEOH is aware of the fact that some of the following messages are not completely novel.

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LESSONS LEARNT FROM COVID19, Results from a Belgian One Health Survey

obj 5554 Following up from our 2020 survey on the COVID19 experiences from the Belgian One Health community, the information was collated and we present some overall lessons from the COVID-19 crisis. There were 45 responses to the survey, from participants across a wide range of backgrounds (including One Health, Agriculture, Social Sciences etc). Most have been involved in COVID-19 work within the areas of science and policy. All participants know about the EU Green Deal, particularly the thematic areas of Biodiversity, Farm to Fork, Adaptation to climate change strategy, and Circular Economy Action Plan.

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The work of the community of practice on Biodiversity and One Health

On the forefront of our work with Biodiversity and One Health health is the Belgian One Health Network which co-coordinated and facilitated the launch of the Belgian One Health Network. We launched the Community of Practice on Biodiversity and Health in 2011 and we have, since then, developed a growing network of stakeholders at both Belgian and global levels. The Network focuses both on nature related human health risks and benefits.

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Resources on the relationship between COVID-19 within the context of Biodiversity and Health




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