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SEAOHUN 2022 International Conference : Catalyzing One Health Citizens of the Future
More than 300 health practitioners, educators and researchers from 30 countries gathered at SEAOHUN 2022 International Conference to share their experience, research findings, and perspectives on One Health education and complex health threat issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). We sincerely thank the Chulabhorn Royal Academy and FAO for co-organizing the conference; USAID, Chevron, Zoetis, and Pfizer for providing generous financial support; Department of Disease Control, Thailand Ministry of Public Health and Chulalongkorn Hospital, Chulalongkorn University for hosting One Health field visits; and the One Health Workforce - Next Generation Consortium, scientific committee members, keynote speaker, moderators, panelists, session chairs, oral and poster presenters, all SEAOHUN country network members and participants who contributed to making the conference highly successful. Get to know us: Website: https://www.seaohun.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seaohun Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seaohun Twitter: https://twitter.com/seaohun_sec
SEAOHUN: Build Immunity for Humanity
If anything kills over 10 million people in the next few decades, it is most likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than a war, not missiles but microbes, said Bill Gates (2015) Since late 2019, we’ve seen world economies lose trillions in the face of COVID-19. It took one century from the most severe pandemic (1918 Spanish Flu) to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic If we are not prepared it will take a shorter time to face the next global health crisis causing another devastating loss to human lives, livelihood and economy. We must act now! by working in solidarity to stop the next pandemic. SEAOHUN works with over 95 member universities in 8 Southeast Asian countries and other partners to build the next generation of One Health professionals with the right skillset and mindset to fight global health threats and protect humanity from emerging health issues. We believe that infectious diseases have no boundaries, then neither should we. Let’s unite to stop and prevent the next outbreak before it spreads worldwide. Together we can protect the health of our future generations. Together, SEAOHUN is building immunity for humanity. Join us to make our world safer and healthier. Contact: Email: email@example.com Website: https://www.seaohun.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seaohun Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seaohun Twitter: https://twitter.com/seaohun_sec
LAWA Model Online Course - SEAOHUN One Health Education supported by Chevron
For sustainable One Health interventions, communities and human, animal, and environmental health partners must collaborate to find long-term solutions. In the Lawa Lake area of Thailand, the Tropical Disease Research Center (TDRC) of Khon Kaen University has implemented a proven, integrative Eco-Health/One Health approach with active community engagement to control human liver flukes for the past decade. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the onsite training was unavailable for those who were interested. However, this presented an opportunity to design an online training course with a short field visit to sustain the training. Tropical Disease Research Center (TDRC) of Khon Kaen University and SEAOHUN (Southeast One Health University Network) therefore applied for supports and received funding from Chevron for their project “Applying One Health to Solve Community Health Issues” under the umbrella of the main project “Strengthening One Health Education in Southeast Asia”. The project aims to promote an interdisciplinary and intersectoral approach using combined wisdom of multiple stakeholders from local to global including communities, researchers, administrators, health professionals and other key players to solve complex health issues using the Lawa Model One Health approach prototype. Read more about the One Health Education project visit: https://www.seaohun.org/oh-education To explore and interested to apply the LAWA Model Online Course: https://lawamodel.com/home/
Southeast Asia One Health University Network - SEAOHUN
SEAOHUN is a regional network of 95 universities in eight Southeast Asian countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam, plus 6 universities in Taiwan. Our mission is to develop a resilient and competent One Health workforce to effectively prevent, detect and respond to infectious disease threats by leveraging education, research, and training excellence. SEAOHUN advocates for the role of universities to build the capacity of professionals across sectors---working with government agencies, international and regional organizations, development aid agencies, the private sector, leading academic and research institutions, and non-governmental organizations to equip future leaders with One Health competencies. Faculty members, researchers, and students of SEAOHUN member universities contributed to COVID-19 testing efforts and provided training on risk communication and community engagement, surveillance and rapid response, and infection prevention and control. Through the USAID One Health Workforce and One Health Workforce – Next Generation projects, our member universities have promoted and equipped health professionals with One Health competencies, and some have successfully institutionalized the One Health concept into their curricular offerings. We are thankful for the support of USAID and the One Health Workforce – Next Generation consortium that is enabling us to strengthen health professionals with the right skill sets and mindset to lessen the impact of COVID-19 and stop other future pandemics.
One Health University Network in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia One Health University Network or SEAOHUN was founded in 2011 with support from the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) and One Health Workforce (OHW). WHO WE ARE? - A consortium in the regional level to build the One Health workforce to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats. - Facilitate South-to-South technical exchanges and regional activities in Southeast Asia. - Leading the implementation of One Health activities and foster the establishment of One Health university network. - Partner with governments, international organizations, international non-governmental organizations, and universities to build the capacity of One Health workforce through SEAOHUN Fellowship and Scholarship Programs. - Represent all the country networks in global and regional meetings. SEAOHUN comprised of 67 universities and 138 faculties and four founding countries in Southeast Asia, those are Indonesia (INDOHUN), Malaysia (MyOHUN), Thailand (THOHUN), and Vietnam (VOHUN). Soon there will be a further collaboration with Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar. Key activities that each OHUNs do are; - Work with the government on national workforce planning or policy level. - Work with government to strengthen in-service health professionals. - Work with universities to build the capacity of faculty members for the long-term sustainability of training new graduates. - Work with students to build the next generation of leaders and also have them engage the community to improve health.
One Health Activities in Southeast Asia
With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its One Health Workforce project, it's our pleasure to highlight key achievements of SEAOHUN, INDOHUN, MyOHUN, THOHUN, and VOHUN in advancing One Health workforce development during the Emerging Pandemic Threats 2 Program (2014-2019). One Health Workforce project aimed to improve workforce capacity in target countries to prevent, detect, and respond to threats posed by infectious disease and zoonoses. Collaboration has shown us a great impact. One Health Workforce project works in fifteen countries; Africa and Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia One Health University Network or SEAOHUN comprised of four founding national one health university network; those are INDOHUN, MyOHUN, THOHUN, and VOHUN. The project implemented regionally in university; there are 67 universities and 138 faculties and 4 founding countries in Southeast Asia.
WHAT'S INSIDE SEAOHUN EIO PROGRAM?
The first SEAOHUN EIO Program was organized in 2016 in Bangkok with support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the One Health Workforce in collaboration with FAO-RAP, OIE SRR-SEA, WHO Thailand, Chulalongkorn University Veterinary Antimicrobial Resistance Cluster, World Bank Group, and SEAMEO TROPMED. Twenty professionals from SEAOHUN member and expansion countries participated in the event. They returned home with growing awareness in multi-sectoral networking and collaboration with readiness to apply the knowledge and communication skills gained into their work. SEAOHUN EIO Program in 2019 aims to include new partners such as Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance Secretariat, Fleming Fund Management Agent, and field trip. The 2019 program intends to welcome up to 40 professionals working on One Health in SEAOHUN member and expansion countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Bangladesh). OBJECTIVES • To expand knowledge on the roles of international/intergovernmental organizations working to address global challenges on One Health. • To network with regional leaders with backgrounds in human, animal, and environmental health for the benefit of education, research and outreach programs. • To foster collaboration with international/intergovernmental organizations.
Community Outreach Programme Rening: MyOHUN One Health Student Club USIM
A community outreach programme in Kampung Orang Asli Rening, Cameron Highland. 29-30 September 2018. Fakulti Perubatan dan Sains Kesihatan, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia. This programme was funded by Malaysia One Health University Network (MyOHUN)
CAMBOHUN One Health In Action
CAMBOHUN Student Field Trip. Food poisoning from eating unsafe foods has been frequently reported in Cambodia news media. In 2016 alone, 1,000 cases of food poisoning were reported in Cambodia. (Khmer Times) Addressing it requires a workforce with cross-sectoral competencies. Cambodia One Health University Network or CAMBOHUN in close collaboration with Southeast Asia One University Network or SEAOHUN organized a field trip for CAMBOHUN students aiming to foster collaboration among students from multiple disciplines to practice solving food safety issues. Students were trained on One Health approach, food safety, and data collection tools. This training equipped them with knowledge and skills to tackle One Health problems. One Health in action to build the capacity of young health professionals to solve complex health problems.
One Health Awareness Raising in Cambodia
With the support from the USAID and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN) in collaboration with One Health Workforce organized "Raising Awareness of the One Health Approach" at Royal University of Agriculture (RUA), Phnom Penh, Cambodia on March 15, 2018.