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Massey University expertise has been applied to tackle one of the biggest issues the world faces – combating epidemics and pandemics – under the One Health umbrella. Our experts are building human and institutional capability throughout South Asia to detect and respond to emerging disease threats.
In 2013 Massey University experts successfully completed the implementation of a four-year European Commission/World Bank One Health programme in South Asia. The programme built human and institutional capability throughout the South Asia region to detect and effectively respond to emerging epidemic and pandemic disease threats.
A One Health programme to help improve detection and management of diseases spread from wildlife and animals to humans in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal is currently being implemented by Massey University.
The three-year programme is due to be completed in 2017.
The Epidemiology Fellowship Programme South Asia was implemented over two years, completed in 2016. It was set up to improve the livelihoods of people who are at risk of zoonotic disease infection by strengthening local epidemiology skills.
After the South Asia Regional One Health Symposium in 2013, multi-sectoral networks were formed, led by government institutions within each country. These networks formed the One Health Network South Asia.
Each regional hub forms a network of individuals and organisations that are directly or indirectly involved in the management of zoonotic diseases in human and animal populations in the country
Ongoing communication and collaboration between the hubs is facilitated by the secure online platform Massey created called Hubnet.
Professor Emeritus Morris is one of the world's preeminent veterinary epidemiologists. During his time at Massey he established the globally recognised EpiCentre. Since retiring in 2008 he has been active around the world.
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Last updated on Friday 17 August 2018