250 years ago human and animal medicine diverged. Human and veterinary medicine each work separately to find cures to disease that is often the same or very similar across species. Advances are rarely shared between the two. Time, money, lives are wasted when collaboration could mean much more efficient ways of working across the world. Healthy, purpose bred animals are used for laboratory animal testing, suffering and dying when modern technology means this no longer needs to be the case.
By educating medical professionals, those of the future, and the general public as to the opportunities to, and benefits of collaboration, this project will save time, money and lives the world over and across multiple species. The online Humanimal Hub forum will facilitate and enable the sharing and discussion of ideas and the latest research leading to faster breakthroughs in medicine in both human and veterinary spheres across the world.
One Medicine represents the next stage in medical evolution providing a platform to provide better, more efficient methods to find solutions to medical issues and treatments across multiple species, potentially impacting billions of individuals globally. It provides a fairer society, where no species or individual animal is deemed expendable in the name of medical research.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).