Chains of Transmission: Covering One Health Approaches to Combat Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases in Asia27 March 2022
Even as COVID-19 continues to extracts a heavy toll, new zoonotic pathogens are emerging. One estimate suggests that 3 in 4 emerging pathogens are zoonotic in origin. Meanwhile, over 150 existing zoonotic diseases – from rabies to Nipah virus to leptospirosis – continue to threaten populations in Asia and beyond. The spread of vector-borne diseases (many of them zoonotic, like dengue and malaria) is increasing apace.
What do journalists need to know to report more effectively at this intersection of human health, animal health and environmental health? In this in-depth discussion on covering vector-borne and zoonotic diseases in Asia, we discuss: How can the media keep the public – and public health officials – better informed to break these chains of transmission? How do One Health approaches identify and manage these diseases on the ground? What more needs to be done to prevent the next outbreak?
Speakers include reporters who have recently produced stories on this topic and experts from Internews' Earth Journalism and Health Journalism Networks.
- Marc Jayson Cayabyab—EJN grantee; journalist from the Philippines
- Romina Cabrera—journalist from the Philippines
- Finneke Wolajan—EJN grantee; journalist from Indonesia
- Aswathy Jayasee—EJN grantee; journalist from India
- Jaya Shreedhar—Pandemic Mentor, Health Journalism Network (email)
- Stella Paul—EJN's Environment and Health Project Officer (email)
Please click on the speakers' names to download their presentations.