Wageningen University & Research is a partner of the Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH), an initiative that brings together leading Dutch academic research institutes in an open innovation network operating in the field of One Health.
The aim of NCOH is to develop an integrated approach to the global risks of infectious diseases, and long-term solutions to major social challenges relating to human and animal health, healthy wild fauna and ecosystems. NCOH focuses its research and continuous knowledge development on four themes: antibiotic resistance, emerging infectious diseases, smart livestock farming and healthy ecosystems. Annemarie Rebel, head of the Animal Health and Welfare Department at Wageningen Livestock Research, is Scientific Director of the strategic theme Smart & Healthy Farming at NCOH.
NCOH instigates collaboration between academic and research institutes, government organisations, NGOs, institutes for public health and industrial partners. The partners of WUR include Utrecht University, the University Medical Center Utrecht, Erasmus MC in Rotterdam and the AMC in Amsterdam, Leiden University and the Leiden University Medical Center.