One Health et approches intégrées de la santé

Animal health and emerging diseases
This training module provides an introduction to One Health and EcoHealth approaches. The multidisciplinary features of these two approaches are examined to enable participants to consider the complexity of socio-ecological systems and their impact on the health of both animals and humans. Different disciplines (ecology, geography, anthropology, sociology…) that can contribute to a better understanding of health issues are presented through practical examples highlighting the methods and indicators used in One Health and other integrated approaches, alongside their advantages and disadvantages. Participatory and qualitative investigative methods are examined in particular, as well as methods which allow the integration of different disciplines.
One health


By the end of the training, participants will have a better understanding of One Health and integrated Health approaches. They should be able to:

  • understand the key theories, concepts and models in One Health and integrated Health approaches;
  • understand the fundamental principles of eco-epidemiology, wildlife ecology and host-parasite interactions in relation to health;
  • understand the correlations between biodiversity and health;
  • know the methods and techniques used in the management of wildlife and animal and zoonotic diseases at the interface of domestic animals;
  • identify and manage the social and behavioural factors affecting human and animal health (surveillance and control);
  • understand the principles and areas of application of health geography: social science of space;
  • collect and analyze qualitative data;
  • understand open and semi-structured interview techniques;
  • understand the principles of participatory epidemiology;
  • analyse qualitative data using content analysis.


Due to the multidisciplinary nature of One Health and EcoHealth approaches, this course is open to anyone concerned by or interested in animal and human health management issues (doctors, veterinarians, epidemiologists, but also ecologists, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, modelers, etc.). Candidates may work in different sectors (government ministries, research organizations, industry, NGOs…).

Applications, consisting of a detailed resume, a motivation letter and details about the organization managing your grant, must be sent if possible before

8 Otober 2021 to :

CIRAD cannot provide study grants. If you wish to request a grant, submit an application as soon as possible to national authorities in charge of livestock and/or scholarships; Cooperation and Cultural Action Services (SCAC) of your local French Embassy; the embassies of other countries; international organizations (FAO, UNDP, EU, IAEA, IDB ...); development projects or NGOs.




§Presentation of One Health and EcoHealth approaches §Introduction to ecology, geography, sociology and anthropology related to health §Presentation of participatory, qualitative and integrative methods §Practical tutorials

Field trip, wildlife monitoring methods in ecology and epidemiology

This module is part of the GIMAT master’s program


J. Cappelle (Cirad UMR Astre)


All candidates must have a good commande of French.

Teaching materials

Evaluation procedures

Written evaluation at the end of the module and personal work
Satisfaction questionnaire at the end of the training

Teaching methods

Field trips, wildlife monitoring methods in ecology and epidemiology