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The Added Value of Schools of Public Health to the Global One Health Network


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The Added Value of Schools of Public Health to the Global One Health Network

  1. 1. The Added Valueof Schools of Public Health tothe Global One Health Network Helmut Brand President of ASPHER Professor for European Public Health, Maastricht University 20.2.2012, Davos Helmut.Brand@MaastrichtUniversity.NL
  2. 2. ASPHER ASPHER is the key independent European organisation dedicated to strengthening the role of public health by improving education and training of public health professionals for both practice and research. ASPHER acts in this presentation as an example for Associations of Schools of Public Health world wide !!
  3. 3. ASPHER ASPHERs overall mission is to promote education, research and service in public health, in order to foster a creative and dynamic academic and practical educational infrastructure for public health workforce
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  5. 5. ASPHER ASPHER Working Groups: Accreditation for Public Health Education Public Health Core Competencies Global Health Doctoral Programmes and Research Capacities Innovation and Good-practice in PH Education Ethics and Values in Public Health Public Health Advocacy and Communication ASPHER Forums: Annual Conference Deans and Directors Retreat Summer School Young Researchers Forum Public Health Reviews Journal Members Blog Public Health Employment
  6. 6. Why Schools of Public Health ? Because they: - Teach and Train - Have a multidisciplinary approach - Do most of the research in Public Health - Have excellent international networks - Bring together human health, anumal health and the environment - Teach the Public Health Trias - …
  7. 7. The Public Health
  8. 8. Needs of a One Health Global Network The Stone Mountain Meeting, May 2010 Chatham House Meeting London, June
  9. 9. Four Areas for Schools of Public Health 1. Education and Training 2. Capacity Building 3. Surveillance 4. Applied
  10. 10. Education and Training # Training: Develop and build skills, expertise, and competencies through a One Health training curriculum and identify opportunities to integrate One Health approaches into existing curricula. Education and training to drive cultural change (vets versus medics) # Drive a One Health approach in education and training, with involvement of all sectors in undertaking these activities ASPHER: Graduate, post-graduate education and Life long-Learning (LLL)
  11. 11. Capacity Building 1/3 # One Health thinking should be mainstreamed across relevant sectors (become a new public good)
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  13. 13. Capacity Building 2/3 # Capacity Building: Identifying ways to leverage existing programs and capacitybuilding efforts in order to have a major impact at very little
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  15. 15. Organizational Structures Partnerships Financial resources Institutional capacity for • Formal partnerships Financial resource public health • Joined up government generation Program delivery structures • Informal partnerships Financial resource Public health aspects of allocation health care services Capacity to respond to emergencies Capacity for public healthWorkforce Leadership & Availability and distribution Governance of workforce Responsibilities for public Training and development health Public health competencies Policy making for public Professional associations Knowledge Development health Expertise within MoH • Health information and Leadership qualities in the monitoring systems health sector • Public health reporting Strategic visioning and • Research and knowledge systems thinking infrastructuresCountry specific context with relevance for public health
  16. 16. Scoring system1 1 2 3 4 5 6 Not developed Not developed In early stage Partially Fully Fully but need for of development developed developed developed capacity and recognized functioning well There is no There is Objectives for There has been Capacity in this Capacity in this capacity in place in awareness that capacity develop- partial develop- area is fully area is fully this area or it has capacity needs to ment in this area ment of capacity developed but it developed and not been be developed in have been set and in this area is too early to results show that considered this area but no there have been assess impact or it is achieving its steps have been some steps taken outcomes objectives taken to develop capacity[1] This scoring system is adopted from Fawkes S. & Lin V. (2005), Rapid Assessment of National Health PromotionCapacity: A Dialogue-Based Tool And Manual For Use In Countries In The Western Pacific Region. WHO RegionalOffice of the Western Pacific Region. It is also used by Spence K. (2007). Health Communication/Promotion CapacityMapping Questionnaire for the UNICEF CEE/CIS Region.
  17. 17. EU-average Leadership & Governance 6 5 4 Knowledge Development Organisational Structures 3 2 1 Partnerships Workforce Financial ResourcesGreen line: capacities fully developed and functioning wellRed line: EU-average
  18. 18. Green line: capacities fully developed and functioning wellRed line: national scores
  19. 19. Capacity Building 3/3 # One Health Global Network (OHGN): Advocate and garner international support for One Health through a network that serves as a vehicle for further global collaboration on One Health programs and projects. # A framework for information-sharing and partnerships at all levels e.g. – health scientists, economists, ecologists, social scientists, policy makers, ministers # Share information on all aspects of One Health, including examples of success and best practice # Cross-sectorial collaboration of
  20. 20. European Academic Global Health Alliance
  21. 21. Objectives of EAGHA To advocate for evidence-based policies and increased resources for global health in the European Union and other relevant bodies; to influence EU policy on research and development for global health; to support the implementation of the EU research
  22. 22. Surveillance # Link surveillance systems between animal health and human health through communicable disease surveillance, and, importantly, develop effective wildlife disease surveillance programmes # Demonstrate that linking surveillance systems is useful (World Bank reports, CDC reports etc.) # Enhance surveillance and urge strongly a cross- sectorial approach to surveillance
  23. 23. Applied Research # Needs Assessment: Develop country level self- assessment methods to identify programmatic areas that could benefit from a One Health approach and areas for targeting improvement. # Proof of Concept: Demonstrate through a retrospective and prospective evidence base that the use of One Health interventions leads to better cross-species health outcomes. # Undertake socio-economic studies to demonstrate the value proposition of a One Health
  24. 24. Live from Maastricht: The Added Value of Schools of Public Health to the Global One Health Network Dr. Helmut Brand, President of ASPHER Professor for European Public Health at Maastricht University 20.2.2012, Davos Helmut.Brand@MaastrichtUniversity.NL
  25. 25. The Added Valueof Schools of Public Health tothe Global One Health Network Helmut Brand President of ASPHER Professor for European Public Health, Maastricht University 20.2.2012, Davos Helmut.Brand@MaastrichtUniversity.NL