European – Southeast Asian Experts One Health in Action Workshop

 

European – Southeast Asian Experts One Health in Action Workshop

From OH Theory to Reality Practical challenges, Impact of OH Initiatives and Gaps in Research

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Date: October 13-15, 2014
Location / Venue: Hanoi
Country: Vietnam

Introduction

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. 

The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE), National Institute for Veterinary Research (NIVR), VOHUN/SEAOHUN network, BHC (British High Commission of Singapore), and CIRAD (French agricultural Research Center for International Development), are organizing a "One Health in action workshop", which will be held from 13th to 15th of October 2014 in Hanoi, Vietnam (See flyer with tentative program attached herewith). This workshop is dedicated to the following theme : “From One Health Theory to Reality : Practical challenges, impact of One Health initiatives and gaps in research”, in the framework of FP7 European project SEA-EU-NET.

As part of the WP2 activities of the SEA-EU-NET 2 project, we will support this dedicated expert workshop which will gather about 50 participants with a double objective:

  1. To deliberate on the concept, impact and practical challenges of One Health initiatives in Southeast Asia, and identify gaps and needs for One Health Research.
  2. To stimulate EU-SEA cooperation by promoting exchanges between EU and ASEAN experts, national and international institutes, and funding agencies on One Health research.

Workshop technical objectives:

  • To provide information on the proof of concept, the impact/added value of One Health implementation in the field
  • To identify practical challenges linked to implementation of One Health concept
  • To ID gaps and needs for One Health research

Workshop networking objectives:

  • To promote exchanges between EU and ASEAN experts, national institute, international institutes, funding agencies on One Health research
  • To provide technical and partnership elements for the development of H2020 Topics and project proposal

Topics/Themes:

  1. Overarching Theme: One Health: how does it work in the field?
  2. Scope:
    1. OH Surveillance: How to implement OH surveillance in the field: practical experience and issues/challenges to address
    2. Impact/evaluation: how to evaluate the added value/impact of OH approach?
  3. Topics:
    1. EID and ID One Health surveillance
    2. One health/Eco health research at the interface between wildlife/domestic animals/humans
    3. Antibio-resistance: a One Health challenge 

Cross cutting topics:

  • One health and food safety – zoonoses
  • Economics of one health and policy component to link one health, policy and practices
  • Capacity building on One Health

A scientific committee will be formed with representatives from all partner organisations.

The scientific committee will agree on a panel of experts to invite with very specific terms of references for the presentations: the presentations should focus on “case studies” to tight down the scope of the presentations towards practical experience of OH implementation and impact to ensure that the workshop will reach its objectives.

The number of presenting experts will be limited to ensure sufficient time for discussion/debate and brainstorming.

Expected outputs

  • Policy note
  • One Health research topics
  • Consortium proposal to address Horizon 2020 calls

Calls to Address:

  • PHC-04-2015: Health promotion and disease prevention: improved inter-sector co-operation for environment and health based interventions (food-water-health nexus?)

Date: 24/02/2015

  • HCO-12-2015: ERA NET: Antimicrobial resistance

Date: 11/06/2015

  • SFS-01c-2015: Assessing sustainability of terrestrial livestock production

Date: 24/02/2015

  • H2020 Topic proposal

Rationale

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 livesto ck production. In the past 10 years numerous position papers and workshops have proposed framework and guidance on practical implementation of the One Health concept to improve health management in the field. However a limited number of initiatives and projects have been implemented so far with limited results and/or limited visibility of the results. This workshop, therefore, will deliberate these issues in order to find research gaps and needs for One Health Research.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological
development and demonstration under grant agreement no 311784.

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