One Health is a multidisciplinary approach to achieve optimal health for people, animals and the environment through local, regional and global research collaboration. Particularly in Southeast Asia, One Health has gained much more focus due to the rise of cross-species epidemics such as SARS, avian influenza, and Nipah virus. With 70% of emerging diseases being of animal origins, this has become a crucial issue for Southeast Asia due to increasingly high urbanisation rates and dramatic expansion of livestock production.
To address these concerns, SEA-EU-NET will be organising an expert workshop on One Health, focusing on “From OH Theory to Reality: Practical challenges, impact of OH initiatives and gaps in research”. The programme will be held in Vietnam and co-organised by the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE), The National Institute for Veterinary Research (NIVR), CIRAD under GREASE network framework, the Southeast Asian One Health University Network (SEAOHUN), Vietnam One Health University Network (VOHUN) and ILRI.