Friday, December 5, 2014

TRC Congratulates One Health Colleagues on Recent Award

The Raptor Center staff would like to congratulate our One Health colleagues on their recent award. 
Faculty from the University of Minnesota’s programs in medicine, nursing, public health, education and development, environmental health and veterinary medicine will collaborate on an international partnership of universities that will strengthen global workforce development against emerging pandemic threats under a new five-year award of up to $50 million. Called One Health Workforce (OHW), the work is part of a new United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threats 2 program, focusing on disease surveillance, training and outbreak response.  Read full details here.
The combined expertise from both universities will reflect “one health” – the intertwined health of animals, humans, and the environment. 

You might remember that staff at The Raptor Center, a department within the College of Veterinary Medicine, are part of the One Health initiative recognizes that human, animal and ecosystem health are all linked and is designed promote, improve, and defend the health and well-being of all species with increased collaborations between physicians, veterinarians and other scientific health and environmental professionals.

At least 60 percent of all human pathogens are zoonotic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and 75 percent of recently emerging infectious diseases that affect humans are of animal origin.  Well-trained global health professionals play a key role in preventing and responding to emerging zoonotic disease.
TRC is proud to be part of the One Health efforts of the College of Veterinary Medicine.


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