One Health Workforce Project
The USAID One Health Workforce project collaborates with University of Minnesota faculty and staff to provide health expertise and knowledge with university networks in Africa and Southeast Asia.
The University of Minnesota leads an international project that strengthens health workforces to prevent, detect, and respond to the threat of infectious diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. The One Health Workforce project is part of the United States Agency for International Development’s Emerging Pandemic Threats 2 program and focuses on a One Health approach – the interconnection of human, animal, and environmental health. OHW supports the efforts of two regional university networks, the One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) network and the Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN), made up of over 80 universities. The networks work closely with university faculty and leadership to train current and future One Health workers in the technical skills and competencies to manage an infectious disease outbreak on a global scale.
Collaborating Across the World
The University of Minnesota is known for its cross cutting and groundbreaking research, along with its notable health experts. The OHW project collaborates with UMN faculty and staff in medicine, nursing, public health, education, public policy, wildlife, social sciences, and veterinary medicine, among other disciplines, to provide leading expertise for the One Health University Networks in Africa and Southeast Asia. By joining the One Health Workforce team, experts are able to gain international program experience and global partnerships that can lead to research collaborations and long-term relationships. These experts contribute to a global effort to address one of the greatest challenges facing our globe: emerging infectious disease threats.