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Training of the One Health Next Scientific Generation in the Sahel and Maghreb

Objective

Humans and animals living in poor communities in the developing world often suffer from health problems arising from neglected zoonoses. Control options for these diseases are perceived as either too expensive or to be beyond the mandate of either the human or animal health systems. There is evidence that zoonoses in humans can be suppressed or even eliminated through interventions in animals. Moreover, joining human and animal health services can provide access to care that would otherwise not be affordable or not be available. The close collaboration between the public and animal health sectors, also called One Health, with clearly defined roles for each sector, offers a formidable potential for creative and cost-effective solutions in disease control.
Despite the emerging evidence on the effectiveness of One Health in surveillance and control of zoonoses, institutional barriers limit the added value of closer cooperation between human and animal health.
OH-NEXTGEN will develop a web-based modular training course designed to empower a new generation of scientists to address One Health issues faced by communities in Africa. While this programme is targeted to the Maghreb and the Sahel, the course will be accessible world-wide by offering training modules through the European Tropical Health Education Network (tropED) and other existing networks.
The course will include selected neglected zoonoses and generic themes such as integrated methods of joint human and animal disease surveillance and epidemiology, health economic assessments, animal-human modelling of infectious disease, trans-disciplinary approaches to connect science and society and address issues of culture, gender and contextualized extension and health education. In each module the added value of One Health is demonstrated. The project will complement the existing EU FP7 ICONZ project, which builds up the evidence base for integrated control approaches to neglected zoonoses in 7 African countries.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/epidemiology/zoonosis

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

PRINS LEOPOLD INSTITUUT VOOR TROPISCHE GENEESKUNDE
Address
Nationalestraat 155
2000 Antwerpen
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 430 197,64
Administrative Contact
Dirk Berkvens (Prof.)

Participants (8)

SCHWEIZERISCHES TROPEN- UND PUBLIC HEALTH-INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 195 239,34
Address
Socinstrasse 57
CH-4002 Basel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefan Mörgeli (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 171 842
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sue Welburn (Prof.)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 146 162
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Hadders Medin (Ms.)
AVIA-GIS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 301 109,02
Address
Risschotlei 33
2980 Zoersel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guy Hendrickx (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 76 398
Address
Lynnwood Road
0002 Pretoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anita Luise Michel (Prof.)
INSTITUT AGRONOMIQUE ET VETERINAIRE HASSAN II
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 360 801,86
Address
Avenue Allal El Fassi Madinat Al
10101 Rabat
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Abdelkbir Rhalem (Prof.)
ECOLE INTER-ETATS DES SCIENCES ET MEDECINE VETERINAIRES DE DAKAR
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 116 523
Address

Dakar
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Serge Niangoran Bakou (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 199 129,14
Address
.
N/A Legon Accra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fred Binka (Prof.)