Oppotunity! Mekong One Health Innovation Program Short Course
Mekong One Health Innovation Program (MOHIP) A Short Course on Health Security, One Health, and Zoonoses Course!
Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs(EAP),Michigan State University(MSU) is implementing a three-year(2022 – 2025) Cooperative Agreement, theMekong One Health Innovation Program (MOHIP) in Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. The overarching goal of this project is to connect the U.S. One Health experts withMekong researchers and practitioners and create a transnational health security network by strengthening the One Health approach.MOHIP three core activities include holding monthly webinars, organizing a short "Health Security, One Health and Zoonoses" course, and providing research funding to local researchers.
The short course aims to provide professional development opportunitiesforMekong researchers/professionals to be successful independent investigators and national and international leaders to address public health challenges and improve
their country's health security by employing the One Health approach. Specifically, the attendees will:
Learn major endemic and emerging zoonoses and their management regimes.
Gain competency in One Health principles, practices, and tools.
Acquire systems thinking skills that help better understand disease ecosystems, taking into account climate change, change in agricultural practices, etc., that predispose/contribute to disease outbreaks.
Learn or strengthen crosscutting research skills(e.g., data modeling/management).