Interdisciplinary capacity building through Ecohealth-One Health Resource Centre at universities in Indonesia and Thailand: Experiences and challenges

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Presentation by Fred Unger, Lertrak Srikitjakarn, Wayan Artama, Tongkorn Meeyam, Akeau Unahalekhaka, Dyah Aya Widiasih amd Jeff Gilbert at the First African Regional Conference of the International …

Presentation by Fred Unger, Lertrak Srikitjakarn, Wayan Artama, Tongkorn Meeyam, Akeau Unahalekhaka, Dyah Aya Widiasih amd Jeff Gilbert at the First African Regional Conference of the International Association on Ecology and Health (Africa 2013 Ecohealth), Grand-Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire, 1-5 October 2013.

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  • 1. Conférence internationale Africa 2013 sur l’Ecosanté 1 International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya 2 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Thailand 3 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Gadja Mad, Indonesia 4 Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University, Thailand Interdisciplinary Capacity Building through EcoHealth-One Health Resource Centre at Universities in Indonesia and Thailand – Experiences and Challenges Fred Unger1, Lertrak Srikitjakarn2, Wayan Artama3, Tongkorn Meeyam2, Akeau Unahalekhaka4, Dyah Aya Widiasih3 , Jeff Gilbert1
  • 2. Conférence internationale Africa 2013 sur l’Ecosanté Ecosystem approaches to the better management of zoonotic emerging infectious diseases in the Southeast Asia Region ILRI - ECOZD project
  • 3. Conférence internationale Africa 2013 sur l’Ecosanté Capacity to conduct EcoHealth-OneHealth in Southeast Asia needs to be built, but the integrated approach is not easy to implement.
  • 4. EcoHealth Resource center at Universitas Gadja Mada EcoHealth-OneHealth Resource center at Chiang Mai University
  • 5. EHRC – General information 5  Was established in Oct 2010 (CMU) and Jan 2011 (UGM) respectively  Pilot project for extension of EcoHealth approach  To promote the use of the EcoHealth- OneHealth approach
  • 6. EHRC – UGM General information 6  Key activities  Research  Leptospirosis  Toxoplasmosis  Training  EH lectures  KKN (student service activity)  Communication  Student exchange with CMU  Conferences  Website, radio
  • 7. Conférence internationale Africa 2013 sur l’Ecosanté Student Service Activities (SSA) in EcoHealth/ Kuliah Kerja Nyata (KKN) in EcoHealth 7
  • 8. HOW COULD ECOHEALTH- ONEHEALTH RESOURCE CENTRE START AT CHIANG MAI UNIVERSITY? Conférence internationale Africa 2013 sur l’Ecosnté 8
  • 9. CMU EHRC – Establishment Socio-economic determinants of health 5 researchers Human Health 4 Ecosystem Health 1 Animal Health 4 A first workshop to discuss the idea, held at Chiang Mai University on October 11-12, 2010 9
  • 10. EHRC- CMU: Structure of the organization 10 EcoHealth-One Health Resource Centre Chiang Mai University Advisory Committee Executive Committee Working Group Veterinary Medicine Nursing Associate d Medical Science Medicine Social Sciences Economic Pharmacy
  • 11. Vision 11 To employ a transdisciplinary, EcoHealth - One Health approach that brings together health, social, economic, and ecological expertise to support efforts to promote sustainable improvements in health, well-being, and social equity through research, capacity building, and communication in Southeast Asia.
  • 12. Centre capacity building efforts
  • 13. Conférence internationale Africa 2013 sur l’Ecosanté Capacity building / Training 13  EcoHealth and System Undergraduate Course  Curriculum development  Collaborate with VPHCAP to disseminate EcoHealth to masters in Veterinary Public Health (MVPH) Program  EcoHealth Training Courses
  • 14. 14  Ecohealth: global change, local action and the interdisciplinary challenge of global health and sustainability EcoHealth/One Health Lecture Series
  • 15. EcoHealth Training Courses 15
  • 16. 16 EcoHealth Manual
  • 17. Conférence internationale Africa 2013 sur l’Ecosanté Through research
  • 18. • The Kitchen of the world
  • 19. Conférence internationale Africa 2013 sur l’Ecosanté Communication
  • 20. 20
  • 21. CMU – UGM joint activities 21
  • 22. Conférence internationale Africa 2013 sur l’Ecosanté Annual joint EcoHealth Resource Centre meeting
  • 23. BUILDING BRIDGES FOR REGIONAL EH-OH KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE AND NETWORKS Conférence internationale Africa 2013 sur l’Ecosnté 23
  • 24. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Faculty of Nursing are current members of South East Asia One Health University Network (SAEOHUN).
  • 25. Master of Public Health focusing on Global One Health The School of Public Health (SPH), University of Minnesota (UMN), USA Graduate School, Chiang Mai University (CMU)
  • 26. WHAT ARE THE KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE EHRC? Conférence internationale Africa 2013 sur l’Ecosnté 26
  • 27. Conférence internationale Africa 2013 sur l’Ecosanté 27  Faculties  Universities  International Collaboration Faculty of Veterinary Medicine VPHCAP EHRC MPH
  • 28. Conférence internationale Africa 2013 sur l’Ecosanté Research based learning Determine research area Call for a meeting Brainstorm on research topics Identify roles of team members Plan, conduct and evaluation build trust and relationship
  • 29. Conférence internationale Africa 2013 sur l’Ecosanté 29  Have a primary responsibility for teaching and training  Communities, practitioners, and decision makers look to universities to test new ideas and provide evidence-based research that help address important challenges. Academic community learning
  • 30. CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE
  • 31. Conférence internationale Africa 2013 sur l’Ecosanté 31  Continuing getting out message about approach  Cooperating with professionals from other academic specialties  Demonstrate to health professionals that efficacy can be enhanced by cooperating with professionals from other academic specialties Challenges for the future
  • 32. Conférence internationale Africa 2013 sur l’Ecosanté 32  Continuing motivational outreach on the part of collaboration  Motivate a few capable individuals to take an interest in and become actively involved in issues related to OneHealth  Reach out individuals in faculties with challenging, absorbing OneHealth research and development activities Challenges for the future
  • 33. Conférence internationale Africa 2013 sur l’Ecosanté 33  Sustainability  Approach  Learn to continue operations in the absence of direct external funding Challenges for the futureChallenges for the future
  • 34. Conférence internationale Africa 2013 sur l’Ecosnté 34 •The EcoHealth-OneHealth Resource Centre (EHRC) has a unique role in making EcoHealth-OneHealth (EH-OH) sustainable. •Action research projects build research and practice capacity. •The EHRC needs support to continue, expand, and promote its initiatives. Policy message
  • 35. Thank you
  • 36. Conférence internationale Africa 2013 sur l’Ecosanté 36