Principles and Histories


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This module (PDFWeb version) provides basic material and lesson plans on integrating principles and histories into ecosystem approaches to health pedagogy. You will find sections on Eco + Health + Process, interests and experiences in ecohealth, ecohealth histories and a case study.


Jean Remy Guimaraes Ana Riviere Cinnamond Jena
For an example of a rich history you can have students watch Jean-Remy Guimaraes's EcoHealth 2014 Plenary in which he describes the lead up to and the evolution of the joint research conducted on the issue of mercury contamination in the Brazilian Amazon. You can ask participants to watch Ana Rivière-Cinnamond's plenary presentation at the EcoHealth 2014 conference in which she discusses how she herself came to ecohealth and how the PanAmerican Health Organization (regional division of the World Health Organization) is integrating ecohealth into its work. 

La révolution Écosanté : penser la santé comme un écosystème [French] Jena Webb, researcher and director of programmes at CoPEH-Canada, discusses the approach and it's history, while giving several examples of studies in Canada and abroad.

English Intro webinar DWT creative destruction sq Introduccion Ekosante
In this introductory webinar you will learn about the history of Ecosystem approaches to health and the six research and practice orientations. In this presentation CoPEH-Canada founding member David Waltner-Toews discusses Creative destruction and One Health: Policy, science and practice in a post normal world.  Introductory Ekosanté module (in Spanish) with sections on ways of thinking, ways of relating and ways of doing ecohealth.

EcoHealth in an era of rapid change

  • David Waltner-Toews, emeritus professor and co-founder of CoPEH-Canada, illustrates complexity through the example of the COVID pandemic in this second EcoHealth webinar held by the International Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp.