Two new One Health projects are launched to improve human health
On 3 August 2022, a workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam kicked off two new research projects—the CGIAR research initiative Protecting human health through a One Health approach and the Korea-funded ICT4Health project. These research projects will help improve human health by using the interdisciplinary One Health approach.
The CGIAR One Health Initiative has five work packages:
- food safety;
- antimicrobial resistance;
- environment (water and wildlife interfaces); and
- economics, governance and behaviour.
The ICT4Health project has five components:
- conducting a gap analysis of the current registration of transboundary animal and emerging zoonotic diseases;
- establishing One Health transboundary animal and emerging zoonotic diseases surveillance working groups;
- conducting a pilot study for a surveillance and monitoring system using information and communication technology (ICT) responding to transboundary animal and emerging zoonotic diseases;
- deploying tools and methods to improve the surveillance of transboundary animal and emerging zoonotic diseases; and
- developing strategies to improve agricultural extension services and share equal benefits and rights for women through gender-focused interventions.