International cooperation Global One Health

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International cooperation Global One Health

Published on
January 20, 2020

Recently, Wageningen University & Research has further strengthened international cooperation, forming a four-member consortium with top-ranked agricultural universities, Nanjing Agricultural University China, Massey University New Zealand and UC Davis California in the field of Global One Health.

Gaps in research, education and resources

A symposium in 2019 in California identified gaps in research, education, and resources to diagnose, respond to and recover and prevent outbreaks such as that of African swine fever. The symposium held at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine included the four-member GOH consortium. The participants focused their discussions on the pathogenesis, control and prevention of important transboundary diseases.

Global One Health consortium during the symposium in 2019
Global One Health consortium during the symposium in 2019

Annual meetings that enforce collaboration

The Global One Health consortium aims to continue yearly meetings including symposia to enforce collaboration on GOH research topics. The 2020 meeting of the consortium will be in New Zealand. The only way to prepare mankind for a healthy future, is by doing interdisciplinary work and by sharing our knowledge on the matter of health for people, animals and plants. The sharing of knowledge will be an integral part of a meeting, which will be held In New Zealand, from 20 – 23 April 2020.

Global One Health symposium 2020 (tentative programme)