One Health Approach: Moving from Siloed Thinking to Smart and Systemic Action

Event date: 09 May 2024, 9:30 - 16:45 (BST (UK time))

The Commonwealth Secretariat and PATH are hosting an event titled "One Health Approach: Moving from Siloed Thinking to Smart and Systemic Action" on Thursday, 9 May 2024, at Marlborough House in London, UK. This event will gather esteemed global leaders, policymakers, and experts to address the critical intersection of human and planetary health.


Our world is grappling with the far-reaching impacts of climate change. The scientific evidence shows that we have almost reached the point of no return. This crisis is becoming an existential risk for both planet earth and human health. In essence, it is a poly crisis which threatens all forms of life. It demands a collaborative approach, common policy platforms and joined-up solutions. The Commonwealth, a voluntary association of 56 nations from across the globe and PATH, an international non-profit with a presence in more than 70 countries, are joining hands to provide a platform for dialogue and action on this front.

Key speakers:

  • HE Julia Gillard, Chairperson of Wellcome Trust and former Prime Minister of Australia
  • The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland, KC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth
  • HE Dr Youk Sambath, Secretary of State, Ministry of Health, Cambodia 
  • The Hon. Samantha Marshall, Minster of Health, Wellness, Social Transformation and the Environment, Antigua & Barbuda    
  • Mr Joe Cerrell, Managing Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, London 

Agenda and full list of speakers

Download the Provisional agenda and speakers (PDF)

Join the event virtually

In-person attendance is not open to the public, however all sessions can be live-streamed via Zoom on the below details:

Join the live-stream on Zoom
Meeting ID: 891 9722 5895 
Passcode: 115773 

Media Opportunities:

Press are invited to attend a small media pool available for all sessions. Please email Rena Gashumba ([email protected]) to request to join the media pool.

For potential press interviews with the Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland, send your request to Rena Gashumba ([email protected]).