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One Health Workforce

Key Contact: Katey Pelican, Jeff Bender | Visit Activity Website

Activity Dates: November 2014- 2019

Country(ies): Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam

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Activity Description

One Health Workforce: Government Led, University Driven, Network Supported

Coordination and collaboration across all levels of the human and animal health sectors are essential to meet the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) vision for “a world safe and secure from global health threats posed by infectious diseases.” Achieving this goal will require a shift in every country’s workforce culture and regulatory framework. Government ministries, industries, non-profits, and academies must work together to achieve a stronger and more effective public health system, from the first responders on the front line to the policy makers implementing change. National governments have the opportunity to create an enabling environment through new policies and regulations to support One Health (OH) work. Universities are key pillars to drive OH change as they educate the future One Health Workforce (OHW) and forge partnerships with governments and communities to support decision-making through action research, analytic tools, and service work. Ultimately, the regional One Health University Networks (OHUNs) of One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) and Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN) are well positioned to support workforce transformation and the GHSA by driving needed change in culture and competencies system-wide.

Activity Types

Capacity Building, Community Outreach, Education/Training, Research

Academic Health Center Units

College of Veterinary Medicine
     Veterinary Population Medicine

Medical School

Other Academic Health Center Units

School of Nursing

School of Public Health

Partner Organizations

Tufts University, numerous university partners of One Health Central and Eastern Africa network and Southeast Asia One Health University Network


United States Agency for International Development

Activity Topics

Climate Change, Culture, Economics, Ecosystems, Education, Environmental Health, Foodborne Illness, Gender, Health Care, Hunger & Food Security, Neglected Tropical Diseses (NTD), One Health, Policy, Zoonotic Disease

Special Tags

Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Site