Holistic One Health Workforce Development in Thailand

Transforming Field-Based Learning to Community Interventions & Innovation


Infectious diseases have become the highest public health concern since the emergence of COVID-19. Through the support of the Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT-2) program and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) One Health Workforce Project – Next Generation (OHW-NG) Project, the Thailand One Health University Network (THOHUN) organized the Ecosystem Health Short Course (THOHUN-TELI). This course, which has been implemented annually for the last five years was inspired by the Annual Tufts Environmental Literacy Institute (TELI) course-organized by Tufts Institute for the Environment.

The course aims to prepare graduate students and current One Health workforces through field and community based learning at “One Health villages”, villages prioritized as field implementation sites because health problems arise from the interconnection o