Introducing SEAOHUN Alumnus: I am Gavrila Amadea, a veterinarian graduating from the Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia, one of Indonesia One Health University Network (INDOHUN) university members, and a 2018 SEAOHUN Fellow. Currently, I am pursuing a master’s degree in Infectious Disease and One Health (IDOH), Erasmus Mundus Joint master’s degree in Université de Tours, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the University of Edinburgh.
I strongly advocate for One Health because it is a form of collaboration in which diversity is celebrated. Through One Health approach, we become more aware of this world’s interdependence, in which every action leads to multiple effects in various realms. As I dive deeper into One Health, I acquire more skills and knowledge, but I also realize that there are many more things I do not know. Since no one can be an expert in all aspects of One Health, I chose to learn how to communicate and build trust with other people to work effectively together in addition to advancing my technical skills.
I was introduced to One Health during my undergraduate year through activities held by INDOHUN. I participated in their “Leadership Training and One Health Youth Forum” that introduced me to One Health concept and learning One Health opened many new opportunities for me. INDOHUN engaged students in various ways, such as participation in the Global Health True Leader and the Seed Funding. I had the opportunity to join Asian Veterinary Volunteering Project in Thailand and Vietnam as a representative of my university. This led me to create a small research project on Participatory Epidemiology in Kediri, Indonesia, with support from INDOHUN. After I graduated, SEAOHUN opened a huge opportunity for me: a five-month fellowship in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) in Bangkok, Thailand. This experience tremendously broadened my network and knowledge. After completing the fellowship, I was invited to work with FAO Indonesia for a short period before I joined IDOH master program.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become a global health problem, compromising the ability to treat diseases, and causing a huge financial burden. It is an issue requiring multi-sectoral approach to solve because AMR impacts not only human, but animals and their shared environment. Thus, One Health approach is needed.
I would like to present my abstract on AMR research.
This research is part of IDOH master assignment to assess the current level of AMR awareness among people. It aims to promote research among students and disseminate the information to raise awareness and educate the public.
I would like to give credits to my colleague who took part in this mini-research, namely Dr. Suju Jamarkattel, Mrs. Melina Joshi, Ms. Shu-Yu Lin, Dr. Gabriela Castellanos, and Dr. Guan-Jhou Chen. Also, I am grateful to our professor, Dr. Laila Darwich for her guidance.