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One Health Workforce


The One Health Workforce (OHW) project is working to a develop a health workforce that is prepared to prevent, detect, and respond to the threat of infectious diseases around the world. It is part of USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT2) program. The focus of EPT2 is cross-sectoral disease surveillance, training, and outbreak response.

With funding from USAID, the University of Minnesota and Tufts University provide technical support for program implementation in collaboration with two regional university networks; One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) network and the Southeast Asia One Health University (SEAOHUN) network. The overall goal of this collaboration is to enhance One Health policy formation and implementation, to contribute to improved capacity of countries to respond to any emerging pandemics in the region.

The One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) is a network of 21 schools of veterinary medicine and public health in 8 countries. By promoting sustainable development, productive animals and balanced ecosystems, OHCEA seeks to expand the human resources base needed to detect and respond to potential pandemic disease outbreaks, and increase integration of animal, wildlife, and human disease surveillance and outbreak response systems.

SEAOHUN is made up of 14 faculties and schools of medicine, nursing, public health, and veterinary medicine from 10 Southeast Asia universities in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. The Universities included are: Institut Pertanian Bogor, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Indonesia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Chiang Mai University, Mahidol University, Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi School of Public Health, and Hanoi University of Agriculture.

The One Health Approach aims to strengthen training, collaboration and partnerships, educational programs and support to governments, civil societies and communities by developing the skills of a wide range of professionals and providing them with One Health tools that allow them to control and respond to any emerging pandemics.

This webpage is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of the Tufts University Project Team under the Emerging Pandemic Threats 2 One Health Workforce Project and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government. USAID reserves a royalty-free nonexclusive and irrevocable right to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use, and to authorize others to use the work for Government purposes.