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The International One-Health Conference 2024 is set against the backdrop of the Mediterranean, a region emblematic of humanity’s interconnected challenges including climate change and maternal and child health issues. 
This region serves as a nexus where risks, vulnerabilities, and exposures converge, highlighting  the need for an integrated approach inspired by frameworks like the UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Embracing the Sendai Framework’s perspective, the conference delves into the intricate dynamics of risk, with a particular emphasis on climate change as a key driver amplifying hazards. It shines a light on the increased vulnerabilities faced by mothers and children, exacerbated by socio-economic inequality,  to healthcare, and environmental degradation. These factors illustrate the critical need for immediate and targeted interventions, as the heightened exposure of these populations to climate-related threats deepens existing  health inequalities
The conference advocates for collaborative efforts across disciplines to mitigate risks and enhance resilience. By leveraging the principles of One Health, it aims to promote holistic solutions that integrate human, animal, and environmental health considerations. Through knowledge-sharing and capacity-building initiatives, the conference seeks to empower communities to adapt and thrive in the face of climate challenges.

References:

1. UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

2. IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.

3. WHO Report on Maternal and Child Health.

4. Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Reports.

Framing Questions

1. How does climate change specifically impact the health outcomes of mothers and children in the Mediterranean region?

2. What are the key socio-economic factors contributing to the vulnerabilities of mothers and children to climate-related health hazards in the Mediterranean?

3. What strategies can be implemented to improve healthcare access for mothers and children in the face of environmental degradation and climate change in the Mediterranean?

4. How do existing healthcare systems in the Mediterranean region need to adapt to effectively address the intersecting challenges of climate change and maternal and child health?

5. What role can interdisciplinary collaboration play in developing comprehensive approaches to mitigate risks and enhance resilience in the Mediterranean region?

6. How can the principles of One Health be practically applied to address the interconnected health challenges facing human, animal, and environmental health in the Mediterranean?

7. What are the most effective knowledge-sharing and capacity-building initiatives to empower Mediterranean communities to adapt to climate challenges and improve maternal and child health outcomes?

8. How can policy interventions at local, national, and international levels support the implementation of holistic solutions to address climate change and maternal and child health in the Mediterranean?

9. What are the potential long-term impacts of climate change on maternal and child health in the Mediterranean, and how can these be mitigated through proactive measures?

10. How can traditional knowledge and indigenous practices be integrated into resilience-building efforts to protect the health of mothers and children in the Mediterranean amidst climate change?

Domains framework 

The conference contributions and agenda will be organized standing the following Domain Framework .
The idea is to embrace and face the multifaceted dimensions of the One-Health concept

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