Welcome to Ecohealth International

Ecohealth International is a Trust established to foster the health and wellbeing of humans, animals and ecosystems. Established in 2018 the Trust promotes and supports intercultural and intercontinental knowledge exchange and practical partnerships that acknowledge and enhance linkages between the health of all species and ecosystems.

Our members are encouraged and supported to act locally and connect globally to share and promote skills and qualities that protect the diversity and integrity of our Earth’s ecosystems. Our members benefit from training and support from an intentional community of scholars and practitioners whose work effort goes toward addressing widening disparities in health, the pollution of land, water, the atmosphere and wildlife loss. A basic tenet held in common by our members is that health and wellbeing cannot be sustained in a resource depleted, polluted and socially unstable planet. This is why ecohealth international engages in approaches to health that sustain ecosystem health, foster social stability and promote the peaceful coexistence of humans, animals and their environments.

We work in partnership and focus on the synergies between like-minded associations, committees, councils and social movements to align our thinking, language and points of action to protect and promote the sustainability of ecosystems both now and for future generations. We collaborate with members of One Health and Planetary Health initiatives around the world, and whilst many members are invested in earth system sciences, we also remain committed to the promotion of worldviews which are founded in ecological, ethical and spiritual traditions that positively link our human experiences to the places in which we live.

Notices

Please be advised that the Board of the International Association for Ecology and Health will be putting forward a motion at the upcoming Annual General Meeting at the EcoHealth Conference in Cali, Colombia to dissolve the International Association for Ecology and Health and introduce the Ecohealth International Trust. For more information, please see our draft Constitution

Ecohealth International Journals

The Lancet Planetary Health is a gold open access title in The Lancet’s growing family of specialty journals, joining The Lancet Public Health and The Lancet Global Health to provide a third pillar in The Lancet’s open-access programme. Building on the foundation of The Rockefeller Foundation – Lancet Commission on planetary health, this monthly journal is committed to publishing high-quality original research Articles, Editorials, Comments, and Correspondence that cover the interplay between health and the determinants of health in our living and physical world. In keeping with other journals in the Lancet family, The Lancet Planetary Health offers rapid publication online within 8-12 weeks from submission. The journal is indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed and Scopus.
To register go here: https://www.thelancet.com/lanplh/about?code=lancet-site

Following our successful 2016 Biennial Conference in Melbourne Australia in December 2016, the Journal EcoHealth Board became solely managed by EcoHealth Alliance. For more information about EcoHealth Journal, please visit http://ecohealth.net

The International Journal of Public Health will produce a special issue “Environmental and Health Equity” to coincide with the Ecohealth International conference in Cali, Colombia in August 2018. Fabian Mendez, Irene Vélez Torres (Cali) and Martine Vrijheid (Barcelona) organized the peer review for all articles and will pre-select four articles for an award to be given to recipients at the Cali Conference.

Upcoming events

Creating impact for One Health and EcoHealth: advancements in implementation, evaluation and governance, 10-12 September 2018 in Bologna, Italy

The meeting aims to explore how EcoHealth and One Health approaches are being evaluated and implemented in practice, to learn about changes in institutional and regulatory structures at national and international levels, and to discuss how the process of translating science into practice can be promoted further.

Registration deadline: 12 August 2018

Website: https://eventi.unibo.it/neohfinalconferenceandworkshop-distal-bologna-2018

Contact: neohfinalconference@unibo.it

Latest News

The third issue of IAEH E-Newsletter is now available

This issue focuses on  incredible work of women in our EcoHealth community. Women are making a significant difference and many women’s lives have been transformed through our work with EcoHealth principles, projects and people. The newsletter brings about case stories from around the world on the leadership role of women in promoting One Health activities. Click here to read the E-newsletter, issue 3. If you have any feedback, please contact contact@ecohealthinternational.org


 The second issue of IAEH E-Newsletter is out

The second issue of the IAEH newsletter is now available. it provides updates on our latest news and events, and hope that you will enjoy reading it and thank you so much for being part of the Association. Click here to read the E-newsletter, issue 2. If you have any feedback, please contact contact@ecohealthinternational.org


South-South collaboration in tackling antimicrobial resistance in Asia

Agriculture and health experts from five southern Asian countries have pledged to work together to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to advance agricultural development and human health in the region. This commitment was made during an international conference on ‘Intensifying Food Systems and Health: Emphasis on Antimicrobial Use in Agricultural Systems’ held 4-6 April 2018 in Jaipur, India. The meeting brought together over 50 experts from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Vietnam who discussed ways of strengthening long-term partnerships around intensifying food safety systems and health research. Read more here


Our New Constitution – Draft for Consultation

As a separate organisation we have had the opportunity to draft a new constitution to underpin our future regional focus,funding opportunities and partnership arrangements. As a Board, we have been committed to strengthening regional efforts within our EcoHealth community and to account for principles embedded in the Sustainable Development Goals. Our current Constitution states that members of the Association need to have six months to consider the new draft, prior to it being ratified at the EcoHealth Association Conference in Cali, Colombia in August 2018. Click here to read the draft constitution. Any comments or queries can be provided to contact@ecohealthinternational.org

New Membership Fee Structure

Now that we have separated from the Journal and have established different operational costs per annum, we can review our membership fees and encourage representation and membership base growth, aligned within different Regional Chapters identified in the Constitution. The proposed membership categories are contained within the proposed Constitution and are as follows:

Peak Body

$650

AUD per annum
(no Governing Board)

Organisational

$500

AUD per annum
(a Governing Board)

Individual

$50

AUD per annum
(must be over the age of 18)

Student

$30

AUD per annum
(Over 18, Studying f/t or p/t)

All these memberships categories can be offered as multiyear options on the website and does not include the Journal as part of the Subscription costs.

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