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Development of a One Health    University Network in SE Asia               March - April 2011Emerging Pandemic Threats Pro...
RESPOND PartnerOrganizations                     DAI – Prime                   Tufts University               University o...
RESPOND Supportto Southeast Asia    • Thailand*                • Indonesia    • Laos                     • Malaysia    • C...
RESPOND’s Goal inSoutheast Asia The goal of RESPOND is to assist governments to   strengthen emerging infectious disease o...
RESPOND’s Southeast    Asian AimsTo offer technical support and expertise to government(s) by building capacityin the foll...
Transitioning Current Workforce  • Reflect national strategies and regional and    international health priorities  • Work...
Government In-Service CapacityBuilding Strengthening capacity of provincial and district-level One Health outbreak respons...
Broaden public health toimprove outbreakresponse• Strengthening trainers, mentors and  supervisors of One Health outbreak ...
Wildlife Health CapacityBuilding• Enhancing capacity of veterinary professionals to  develop wildlife disease surveillance...
Wildlife Health CapacityBuilding Developing the capacity of government wildlife workers (e.g. rangers, veterinarians) to a...
University Networkingand Capacity Building• Facilitating the creation and development of a sustainable  University One Hea...
ConceptualUniversityHealth   One Network             Universityin SE Asia  Network in Southeast Asia Emerging Pandemic Thr...
Existing UniversityNetworks in SE Asia  • ASEAN University Network (AUN)  • Asia Partnership on Emerging Infectious Diseas...
Reasons forestablishment of a newnetwork • Strengthening of regional outbreak response capacity • Unique association of Sc...
Universities and facultiesin network to date•   Mahidol University – (Vet Med, Trop. Med, PH, Env. Sciences)•   Chiang Mai...
Initial meeting of Deansin May 2011• Establishment of the network – goals and vision• Development of the network structure...
South East Asia Universities One Health Network               Inaugural Meeting      Bangkok, Thailand 24-26 May, 2011
2nd meeting of Deans inDec 2011• Approval of WG recommendations• Approval of network structure and constitution• Short ter...
South East Asia One Health University              Network            (SEAOHUN)
SEAOHUNVision and Mission                             VisionA South East Asia One Health University Network fosteringsusta...
Objectives•To promote and advance the One Health approach forcontrol of emerging and re-emerging infectious and zoonoticdi...
Illustrative outcomesfrom the network (1)• A sustainable One Health university regional network in  Southeast Asia• An evi...
Illustrative outcomesfrom the network (2)• Establishment of a cadre of well trained One Health  specialists in network mem...
RESPOND’ssupportfor the network• Funding support for network activities   – assistance with development and implementation...
Thank YouEmerging Pandemic Threats Program   PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
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Development of a One Health University Network in South East Asia

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Presented by Stanley Fenwick to the Progress Meeting on Ecosystem Approaches to the Better Management of Zoonotic Emerging Infectious Diseases in the South East Asian Region, Bangkok, 10-13 December 2011.

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Development of a One Health University Network in South East Asia

  1. 1. Development of a One Health University Network in SE Asia March - April 2011Emerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  2. 2. RESPOND PartnerOrganizations DAI – Prime Tufts University University of Minnesota Training Resources Group Ecology and EnvironmentEmerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  3. 3. RESPOND Supportto Southeast Asia • Thailand* • Indonesia • Laos • Malaysia • Cambodia (* location of regional office) • VietnamEmerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  4. 4. RESPOND’s Goal inSoutheast Asia The goal of RESPOND is to assist governments to strengthen emerging infectious disease outbreak response capacity across all sectors with responsibility for the health of humans, domestic animals and wildlife.Emerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  5. 5. RESPOND’s Southeast Asian AimsTo offer technical support and expertise to government(s) by building capacityin the following areas:o Community level first responderso Government in-serviceo University networkingo Wildlife health Emerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  6. 6. Transitioning Current Workforce • Reflect national strategies and regional and international health priorities • Work with Ministries of Health, Agriculture and Natural Resources to identify needs and design country-specific solutions to build cross-sectoral skills and knowledge • Encourage inter-disciplinary One Health networks • Strengthen career path developmentEmerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  7. 7. Government In-Service CapacityBuilding Strengthening capacity of provincial and district-level One Health outbreak response teams to investigate, respond to and control future outbreaks of emerging zoonotic diseasesEmerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  8. 8. Broaden public health toimprove outbreakresponse• Strengthening trainers, mentors and supervisors of One Health outbreak response teams for long-term sustainability• Educating communities through short- term training on disease response• Developing quality training materials & methodologiesEmerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  9. 9. Wildlife Health CapacityBuilding• Enhancing capacity of veterinary professionals to develop wildlife disease surveillance programs and investigate outbreaks of disease in wildlife• Strengthening regional networks and linkages between wildlife workers, veterinarians and public health professionals in a One Health approach to investigating infectious diseases of human importance in wildlifeEmerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  10. 10. Wildlife Health CapacityBuilding Developing the capacity of government wildlife workers (e.g. rangers, veterinarians) to act as ‘first responders’ in wildlife disease surveillance activities Safety protocols Proper sampling protocolsEmerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  11. 11. University Networkingand Capacity Building• Facilitating the creation and development of a sustainable University One Health network in South East Asia, including Schools of Veterinary Medicine, Public Health, Medicine and Allied Sciences (Ecology, Nursing, Environment, Anthropology, Social Science etc.)• Assisting Universities with capacity building in the One Health area – strategy, leadership and curriculum development, faculty linkages and exchanges, workshops, staff development and mentoring between institutionsEmerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  12. 12. ConceptualUniversityHealth One Network Universityin SE Asia Network in Southeast Asia Emerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  13. 13. Existing UniversityNetworks in SE Asia • ASEAN University Network (AUN) • Asia Partnership on Emerging Infectious Disease Research (APEIR) • Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) • Asian Ecohealth Network (AEN) • South East Asia Veterinary Schools Association (SEAVSA)Emerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  14. 14. Reasons forestablishment of a newnetwork • Strengthening of regional outbreak response capacity • Unique association of Schools and Faculties of Veterinary Science, Public Health and other One Health-associated disciplines • Development of future inter-disciplinary professional relationships • Promotion of a One Health approach to the teaching and training of outbreak response, disease investigation and control of emerging zoonotic diseases • Support for Government cross-disciplinary initiativesEmerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  15. 15. Universities and facultiesin network to date• Mahidol University – (Vet Med, Trop. Med, PH, Env. Sciences)• Chiang Mai University – (Vet Medicine, Nursing, Medicine)• University of Indonesia – (Public Health)• University of GadjahMada – (Vet Med, Medicine)• UniversitiKebangsaan Malaysia (Medicine, Allied Health Sciences)• Universiti Putra Malaysia (Vet Med)• Hanoi School of Public Health• University of Medicine Hanoi• University of Agriculture Hanoi (Vet Med)• InstitutPertanian Bogor (Vet Med)Emerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  16. 16. Initial meeting of Deansin May 2011• Establishment of the network – goals and vision• Development of the network structure and constitution• Identification of potential opportunities and collaborative activities• Discussion of strategies for network funding and sustainability• Establishment of Coordinating Office, Executive Board and Steering Committee (for 6m bridging period)Emerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  17. 17. South East Asia Universities One Health Network Inaugural Meeting Bangkok, Thailand 24-26 May, 2011
  18. 18. 2nd meeting of Deans inDec 2011• Approval of WG recommendations• Approval of network structure and constitution• Short term and long term activity programs developed• Approval and discussion of roles of Regional Coordinating Office, National Coordinating Offices and Executive Board• Network name agreed upon – South East Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN)Emerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  19. 19. South East Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN)
  20. 20. SEAOHUNVision and Mission VisionA South East Asia One Health University Network fosteringsustainable trans-disciplinary capacity building to respond toemerging and re-emerging infectious and zoonotic diseases MissionTo leverage the training, education, and research capacitiesof the university network to build the skills, knowledge andattitude base for One Health leadersEmerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  21. 21. Objectives•To promote and advance the One Health approach forcontrol of emerging and re-emerging infectious and zoonoticdisease (EZDs)•To improve the competencies of One Health professionals•To build a One Health evidence base through researchactivity•To build cadres of trained professionals to be One Healthcurrent and future leadersEmerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  22. 22. Illustrative outcomesfrom the network (1)• A sustainable One Health university regional network in Southeast Asia• An evidence base to advocate for institutionalization of a One Health approach via public-private partnerships• Demonstration of the effectiveness of the One Health regional university network to Governments• Formation of an effective national, trans-boundary and regional One Health trained government workforce• Development of One Health curriculum modulesEmerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  23. 23. Illustrative outcomesfrom the network (2)• Establishment of a cadre of well trained One Health specialists in network member universities• Development of strong and sustainable OH linkages and partnerships between universities, governments, non- governmental organizations and the private sector• Organization and delivery of global fora and other activities in conjunction with other One Health networks• Expansion of the roles of network members to support and assist the continued development and improvement of less developed universities and faculties in the regionEmerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  24. 24. RESPOND’ssupportfor the network• Funding support for network activities – assistance with development and implementation of short courses, workshops and One Health curricula; faculty staff capacity building via inter-university exchanges, continuing education and higher degree support; regional student scholarships for attendance at partner universities• Technical Assistance for network activities – Provision of technical assistance and advisors from RESPOND partners - Bangkok regional office, US partner universities (University of Minnesota, Tufts University), Training Resource Group, Ecology and EnvironmentEmerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY
  25. 25. Thank YouEmerging Pandemic Threats Program PREDICT • RESPOND • PREVENT • IDENTIFY

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