The One Health Metric: Measuring the Poverty Impacts of Disease
Kim Thomson of the University of Reading in the United Kingdom will develop a combined metric to account for the impact of both human and animal diseases on poverty. This one health metric will incorporate two recognized poverty metrics: one that measures the poverty impact of individual livestock diseases, and the other that measures the poverty impact of human disease, which reflects both quantity and quality of life years. This will enable comparisons of poverty impact both between different diseases and across different populations. Thomson will devise the metric using available global health and disease datasets, and assess its reliability by field-testing it using data from Kenyan households.