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SEAOHUN 2022 Student Summit: Fostering One Health Leaders

The SEAOHUN 2022 Student Summit (3-5 September 2022), one of the preceding events of SEAOHUN 2022 International Conference was hosted by Kasetsart University (KU), Kamphaeng Saen campus, in collaboration with Thailand One Health University Network (THOHUN), and with the support from Chevron through the Strengthening One Health Education in Southeast Asia project. With the theme of “Fostering One Health Leaders”, the summit brought together a total of 41 participants (34 students and 7 faculty advisors) from different One Health disciplines from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

“Amazing experience with students from a variety of cultures and professions. Received theoretical information and also real-world experiences. We improved our One-Health core competencies through fun and inspiring activities. Definitely my pleasure and honor to participate in this event.” – Ms. Stephanie Chou, Student, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.

On the afternoon of 3 September, ice-breaking activities (fun marshmallow tower building challenge), One Health introduction lectures and case-based problem-solving exercises were organized to warm up students for the following two days. The welcome dinner followed later that night, showcasing a Thai Boxing (Muay Thai) special performance from KU students and cultural exchange performances from the eight country teams, bringing the students closer with colorful traditional dances and songs.