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VOHUN 2020


Vietnam One Health University Network

Vietnam One Health University Network (VOHUN) was established in 2011, with the support of USAID, through the RESPOND project. VOHUN has connected 20 Vietnamese universities from the field of medicine, veterinary science, public health, nursing and food technology to promote the One Health (OH) approach, through university training and research, to equip a new generation of lecturers and researchers with a full range of knowledge and skills to practice the OH approach. The One Health Workforce Project: OHW (2014-2019) and Next Generation (NG) (2020-2025) aims to strengthen the One Health university network and member universities, to support workforce development, education, and training opportunities that are relevant to local health needs and international health standards.

VOHUN Achievements


VOHUN has used the 7 core competencies and 08 technical modules developed to contribute several OH training programs:

Pre-service training programs:


  • International Master of Public Health, One Health oriented, Hanoi Medical University.

  • Master of Public Health majoring in Environmental Health, Hanoi University of Public Health.

  • Master of Veterinary Medicine, specialized in Public Health, Nong Lam University in Ho Chi Minh city.

Pre-service Modules:

  • OH module

  • OH and Zoonoses module, Vietnam National University of Agriculture.

  • OH and Wildlife diseases module, Vietnam National University of Agriculture.

  • OH and Environment and Livestock waste management module, Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry.

  • OH training course for students through fieldtrip, VOHUN university members

  • BioRisk Management module

In-service training program:

  • One Health field-based training course for health and veterinary staff.

  • Training course on applying One Health core competencies to develop the zoonotic disease prevention plan for health and veterinary staff

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One Health Workforce Next Generation (2019-2024)

  • Develop, deliver, and institutionalize training and educational offerings in alignment with prioritized One Health core competencies and technical skills.

  • Establish systems, policies, and procedures to assess and track multisectoral workforce placement, performance, and impact.

  • Strengthen the functional and organizational capacities of the regional OH university networks to ensure they are capable of acquiring and managing direct donor funding.

  • Organizational Development of a Sustainable VOHUN.


There are totally 15 OH student clubs (OHSC) with nearly 1700 members for 21 faculties/universities since 2015. OHSC have the participants of different disciplines, such as: public health, preventive medicine, nursing, veterinary, food technology and husbandry. Students have been given the opportunity to work together with colleagues from other disciplines to learn how to address OH challenges in communities and to raise awareness of communities on infectious and zoonotic diseases prevention and control through activities including seminars, community visits and field-based learning.

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  • Bac Giang Agriculture and Forestry University 

  • Buon Ma Thuot University

  • Can Tho University

  • Can Tho University of Medicine & Pharmacy

  • Hai Phong University of Medicine & Pharmacy

  • Hanoi University of Public Health*

  • Hanoi Medical University*

  • Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University*

  • Ho Chi Minh City Agriculture & Forestry University*

  • Hue University of Medicine & Pharmacy

  • Hue University of Agriculture & Forestry*

  • Nam Dinh University of Nursing

  • Nghe An College of Economics

  • Quy Nhon University

  • Tay Nguyen University (Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine)

  • Thai Binh University of Medicine and Pharmacy

  • Thai Nguyen University of Medicine & Pharmacy

  • Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture & Forestry

  • Tra Vinh University (Faculty of Agriculture and Aquaculture, Faculty of Medicine & Pharmacy)

  • School of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam National University, Hanoi

  • Phenikaa University (Faculty of Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Environmental Engineer, Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy)

  • Vietnam National University of Agriculture*

  • Vinh Medical University

  • Vinh Long University of Technology and Education (Faculty of Food Technology)

* Founding Universities and Faculties 




VOHUN 2021

Vietnam One Health University Network joined the One Health Partnership for Zoonoses (OHP) that was officially signed on March 23, 2021. National and international partners joined hands for the second phase of the OHP framework to improve multi-sectoral collaboration in preventing potential outbreaks and strengthen Viet Nam’s current efforts at controlling zoonotic diseases (the diseases that are transmitted from animals to humans).

The OHP is now in its second phase, covering the period of 2021 – 2025. Its main objectives are: 1) to reduce the risk of animal to human transmission of microorganisms that can cause disease, and 2) to address antimicrobial resistance through enhanced
multidisciplinary collaboration using the One Health approach. The global outbreak of coronavirus disease has brought the spotlight on the potential catastrophic consequences of emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases originating from domestic or wild animals. The One Health is of the most effective approaches in addressing complex global health issues, as it emphasizes the need for coordination between human, animal and ecosystem health sectors and strengthens collaboration capacities of the key players. The One Health Partnership Framework on Zoonotic Disease Prevention is designed to increase the sustainability of One Health partnership in Vietnam, to support Vietnam's commitment to the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) through 2024 and advance the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in the country. The One Health partners plan to organize a national One Health forum in Vietnam annually.

The organizations who joined included the national Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Ministry of Health, as well as the Asian Development Bank, the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Livestock Research Institute, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the Korea International Cooperation Agency, the United Nations Children’s Fund, and the World Health Organization.