Epidemiología, arquitectura paisajista, «una salud» e innovación: Experiencia en una comunidad amazónica

Translated title of the contribution: Epidemiology, landscape architecture, “one health,” and innovation: Experience in an amazonian community

Jorge O. Alarcón, Jorge A. Alarcón, Leann Andrews

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This article makes brief reference to the background of the “One Health” concept in the global and Peruvian context, and to the way in which this holistic health perspective served as the foundation for the creation of the Center for Technological, Biomedical, and Environmental Research (CITBM) at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Additionally, it describes the InterACTION Labs project, one of the experiences using the “One Health” approach, led by CITBM, the University of Washington, and Traction, an NGO focused on design and research in health and ecology topics. InterACTION Labs is a design and transdisciplinary action-research (TDAR) program developed in “Claverito,” a floating community in the city of Iquitos in the Peruvian Amazon, based on the hypothesis that the built environment is a health determinant for both humans and other species (birds, reptiles, plants, etc.). It also discusses the concept of ‘built environment’ as related to the theory and practice of public health, landscape architecture, epidemiology, and other health and environmental fields. Finally, it reflects on the achievements and challenges of the project that began in 2015, and describes the work plan for the coming years, with a proposal to extend the program and use the “One Health” approach to promote human, ecological, and environmental health in Peru and other parts of the world.

Translated title of the contributionEpidemiology, landscape architecture, “one health,” and innovation: Experience in an amazonian community
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)667-674
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Los autores expresan su reconocimiento al Center for One Health Research y a su Director, Peter Rabinowitz; al National Institute of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center y a Joe Zunt de la Universidad de Washington (UW), que lidera el Northern Pacific Global Health Research Fellows Training Consortium; al Centro de Investigaciones de Recursos Naturales (CIRNA); a la Universidad Nacional de la Amazonia Peruana (UNAP); al Instituto de Medicina Tradicional (IMET); a 100,000 Strong in the Americas; a los departamentos y escuelas de Arquitectura Paisajista, Enfermería, Odontología, Ingeniería Ambiental, y Salud Global de la UW; a la Municipalidad de Maynas, Perú al Instituto Nacional de Salud, Perú; a la UW Population Health Initiative; al UW Global Innovation Fund, al UW Green Futures Lab, y a la Landscape Architecture Foundation. Sin la colaboración de estas instituciones, sus directivos, profesionales y estudiantes, la experiencia descrita no hubiera sido posible.

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