By Kat Kerlin
October 9, 2019
The U.S. Agency for International Development will award up to $85 million over the next five years to the University of California, Davis’ One Health Institute and consortium partners to implement the One Health Workforce—Next Generation project.
The project intends to enhance global health security by strengthening the capacity of university networks and their member institutions in Africa and Southeast Asia. The team will develop and deliver sustainable training and programs that build the capacity of national ministries and the private sector to prevent and quickly respond to disease threats using a One Health approach across human, animal and environmental sectors.
“We are witnessing a global network of One Health professionals rise up with interest to address global health security using a One Health transdisciplinary team approach, to more effectively solve problems at key human-animal-environment interfaces,” said Woutrina Smith, principal investigator of the One Health Workforce—Next Generation Project and an associate director of the One Health Institute at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. “The momentum is building.”