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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a deserved spotlight on the complex interactions and interdependencies between environmental health and human health in relation to the risk of zoonotic disease emergence. This piece was motivated by a virtual panel convened by the Conservation Research Institute, Cambridge Public Health, Cambridge Infectious Diseases and Cambridge Global Food Security, held on 14th July 2020, which asked ‘can healthy ecosystems prevent future pandemics’? Here, we discuss key insights from this panel, arguing that truly interdisciplinary approaches are needed if we are to effectively mitigate zoonotic risk and protect both ecological and human health in the future. 

Please find the event recording and the full article by PhD student Charlotte Milbank HERE.