Participating Project

Project information

Awareness of One Medicine for humans and animals

The Humanimal Trust drives collaboration between vets, doctors and researchers so that all humans and animals benefit from sustainable, medical progress but not at the expense of an animal's life. This is known as One Medicine. Help us to raise awareness of its benefits and make it a reality.

Ongoing

Charity information: The Humanimal Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    250 years ago human and veterinary medicine diverged, resulting in a situation where depending on your condition, you may be better off as a Human or as an animal in terms of options for access to treatments for conditions and diseases.

    This means that whilst veterinary medicine is more advanced in some areas, human medicine is in others. Individuals suffer in the meantime when progress is easily possible... Money, time and lives are wasted without mutual learning and collaboration.

    Solution

    One Medicine states that progress in both human and veterinary medicine depends on sharing technologies and research that recognise overlapping biological characteristics.
    Human and veterinary healthcare can and should advance hand in hand. Technological advances in the diagnosis and analysis of naturally occurring disease mean that a two-way street between human and veterinary medicine is possible and necessary for humans and animals to benefit equitably from cutting edge advances.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To raise awareness and understanding of the concept of One Medicine.


    Activities

    » To undertake awareness activity - attending public events to talk about the concept of One Medicine, including giving talks to community groups.
    » To attend and speak at relevant professional events to raise awareness and understanding of the concept of One Medicine.
    » To undertake outreach work with the professionals of the future - speaking and working with university, college students and school children

    What success will look like

    When One Medicine is widely understood and embraced by both the public and professionals and when collaboration between human and animal medicine is the norm.


    Aim 2

    To encourage collaboration amongst human and veterinary medical professionals and researchers


    Activities

    » To raise awareness of the opportunities and benefits of collaboration between the two medicines through tools such as the Humanimal Hub online forum.

    What success will look like

    As above and when human and animal health have demonstrably improved as a result of a One Medicine approach.


    Aim 3

    To raise awareness of the benefits of research utilising a One Medicine approach


    Activities

    » To sponsor research utilising a One Medicine approach, only using naturally occuring disease models (no lab animal testing).

    What success will look like

    As above - and we will share the results of the research that we fund in order to establish an irrefutable evidence base for One Medicine.


    Aim 4

    To raise awareness of the benefits of One Medicine with those who control public policy and the law


    Activities

    » To use our project results to establish the evidence base, understanding of, and need for a One Medicine approach in order for sustainable medicine.

    What success will look like

    As above plus sufficient funding and robust public policy to support collaboration between the two medicines and no scientific need and no legal requirement for lab animal testing.


  • Impact

    Impact

    • Human and animal health have demonstrably improved as a result of One Medicine
    • One Medicine is widely understood and embraced by both the public and professionals
    • Collaboration between human and animal medicine is the norm; sharing of knowledge and research for better health for all species is commonplace
    • There is sufficient funding and robust public policy to support collaboration between the two medicines
    • There is no scientific need and no legal requirement for lab animal testing

    Risk

    There are many areas that could impact our work including the impact of austerity on the NHS, Brexit, trust in charities and competition for disposable income.

    Our stance is clear and proactive - we recognise the risks but also the many opportunities that exist to assist in alleviating costs, time wasted and lives left suffering, or worse.

    Reporting

    News will be featured via our website, as well as through our quarterly newsletters, events and social media.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000 Community Group Talks Equipping, training and supporting ten Humanimal Trust Ambassadors to give detailed talks nationwide
      £7,500 Event Stands and Activities Payment for event stands at both public and professional events throughout the next 12 months
      £7,500 Outreach Activities Working with schools, colleges and universities to inspire the professionals of the future

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Crowd Funding Campaign £2,900 Guaranteed
    Major Donor £6,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    This project is UK based, spearheaded by our office team in Godalming, but will eventually have huge positive implications for human and veterinary medicine worldwide.

    Beneficiaries

    This project has positive implications for multiple species and across multiple conditions all over the world.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We offer a credible vision of hope for equitable human and animal health.

    As a charity, we are unique leaders and drivers of this vision in the clinical environment and in public. As individuals, we advocate One Medicine in our professions as well as in our work for the Trust.

    We have the knowledge, the drive, the dedication and the passion - we believe that if we miss this opportunity we will all pay the price in wasted time, wasted money and the wasted lives of both humans and animals.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Professor Noel Fitzpatrick

    Professor Noel Fitzpatrick is our Founder and a Trustee. His passion and frustration at the inequality between the medicines was our starting point.

    Our Board Of Trustees

    Professor Noel Fitzpatrick is joined by Trustees who are world class professionals - from human and veterinary, as well as operational, backgrounds.

    Volunteer Ambassadors

    Our wonderful volunteer Ambassadors who work tirelessly nationwide to spread the One Medicine word far and wide!

    Our Supporters

    Without our fantastic supporters none of the Trust's work would be possible - we thank them and ask them to join us in support of this project!