Welcome to EcoHealth

The International Association for Ecology and Health, in short EcoHealth, is a scholarly organization with members from all continents. EcoHealth is committed to fostering the health of humans, animals and ecosystems and to conducting research which recognizes the inextricable linkages between the health of all species and their environments. A basic tenet held is that health and wellbeing cannot be sustained in a resource depleted, polluted and socially unstable planet. This is why EcoHealth scholars and practitioners engage in integrated systemic approaches to health that sustain ecosystem health services, foster social stability and promote the peaceful coexistence of humans, animals and their environments.

Latest News

Webinar: On the Frontlines of the Zika virus epidemic in the Americas

[25 April 2016] The International Association of Ecology and Health (IAEH) and EcoHealth Alliance are proud to present a live discussion via webinar with two scientists on the frontlines of Zika virus research and prevention. Dr. Felipe Naveca is the Deputy Director of research at FIOCRUZ ILMD Amazon institute in Manaus, Brazil where he is working to develop diagnostic tests and control methods for the mosquito vector of Zika virus. Dr. Jay Varma is the Deputy Director of Infectious Disease at the New York City Department of Health and is preparing for the spread of Zika in New York City and the United States.

Visit the webinar page for more information, sign up for the webinar here, and download the flyer.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: EcoHealth Career Awards

[12 April 2016] The deadline for the two EcoHealth Career Awards has been extended to 06 May 2016.
  1. Outstanding Contribution to the Field of EcoHealth
  2. Exceptional Early Career Contribution to the field of EcoHealth (nominee must be within 10 years of completion of PhD)
Download the updated announcement here.

University of Melbourne Course [25 February 2016] The Melbourne School of Population & Global Health at University of Melbourne will be hosting a short course in April titled: EcoHealth solutions: Applying ecosystem approaches to health. This 2 day short course will include specialists speakers from across the region who will present on how ecosystems, humans and animals link to health and wellbeing. Four modules will introduce you to ecosystem approaches to health and provide you with tools to apply this in your workplaces.

If you are interested in find out more please read the flyer or contact the Indigenous Health Equity Unit on iheu-admin@unimelb.edu.au.

Zinsstag ChadNews from the IAEH Executive Board [25 February 2016] The president of IAEH participated at a transdisciplinary stakeholder seminar on the health of mobile pastoralists in Chad in January 2016. Representatives of several mobile pastoralist communities met together with local and national authorities and scientists to discuss progress on health care mobile people in Chad. Health care provision for mobile and migrant people is one of the biggest challenges and still an unsolved problem worldwide.

New Blog: Next Time you Drink a Margarita Raise Your Glass to the Bats that Made it Possible [12 February 2016] Click here to read the latest blog post by Jonathan Sleeman on bats and White-Nose Syndrome that’s affecting bats in North America.

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Upcoming Events

Zika Virus

IAEH Webinar Series Wednesday, May 4, 2016 7:00pm PDT   |   10:00am EDT   |   2:00pm GMT Join us here!

Animal source food: Hazards don’t always translate into risks

IAEH Webinar Series Wednesday, May 4, 2016 7:00pm PDT   |   10:00am EDT   |   2:00pm GMT Join us here!

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EcoHealth Art Competition

The IAEH Ecohealth Art Competition runs prior to the IAEH biennial conferences. The artists communicate a wide range of subjects and emotions related to environmental change, society, health and well-being. See the full portfolio of past winners and honorable mentions here. The call for the 2016 competition is published!

Latest Issues of the EcoHealth Journal

Volume 11, Issue 4

Volume 11, Issue 3
Volume 11, Issue 2
Volume 11, Issue 1