"You must invest in preparedness, and especially in human resources and in promoting One Health. Let’s all collaborate—ministries, universities, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector—to develop our One Health workforce, generate evidence-based information for policymakers, and maintain public health surge capacity." Dr. Vipat Kuruchittham said at STOP Spillover's Field Notes Blog.
Vipat is the executive director of SEAOHUN, a regional One Health network that is working to develop a resilient and competent One Health workforce by leveraging education, research, and training. Before leading the network, he worked to improve population health and higher education at U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United Nations Development Programme, Malaria Consortium, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Higher Education, and Chulalongkorn University. He holds a Ph.D. in Health Systems Engineering with a minor in public health and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering in Decision Science and Operations Research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
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