One Health research and training in Australia and New Zealand

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Reid, Simon A. ; McKenzie, Joanna ; Woldeyohannes, Solomon M. (2016)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: Infection Ecology & Epidemiology, volume 6 (issn: 2000-8686, eissn: 2000-8686)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/iee.v6.33799, doi: 10.3402/iee.v%v.33799, pmc: PMC5131460
  • Subject: funding | Review Article | One Health | zoonoses | Global Reviews of One Health Research and Training | Australia | training | research | New Zealand | Ecohealth | RC109-216 | One Health, Australia, New Zealand, training, research, funding, zoonoses, ecohealth | Infectious and parasitic diseases
    mesheuropmc: education

Purpose of the review: This review was performed to create a repository of information on One Health research and training in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). The review sought to determine 1) how many training activities there are in ANZ, 2) how much research on zoonotic diseases is undertaken by multidisciplinary teams, and 3) how collaborative and integrated they are.Recent findings: There are few opportunities for training in One Health in ANZ. The majority require enrolment in a postgraduate degree programme, and there is only one postgraduate level course that is also available for continuing professional development (CPD). Of the broad range of One Health research performed in ANZ, the majority is performed by teams with limited disciplinary diversity, although diversity is improving.Summary: Progress has been made in building collaboration between human, animal, and environmental health professions. However, the lack of clearly defined competencies and agreed purpose for One Health may be impeding collaboration.Keywords: One Health; Australia; New Zealand; training; research; funding; zoonoses; Ecohealth(Published: 29 November 2016)Citation: Infection Ecology and Epidemiology 2016, 6: 33799 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/iee.v6.33799
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