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One Health Challenge

Congratulations to all who participated in the One Heath Student Challenge on Saturday, March 24, 2018!

MSU and University of Saskatchewan held the final One Health Student Challenge with students from all corners of the world. They worked virtually to study water scarcity and then compose a presentation. True global citizens!

The team selected as best using the One Health Framework:

Tatiana Maine-Brown, College of Natural Sciences (Human Biology), Michigan State University; Cassy Andrew, (Western College of Veterinary Medicine), University of Saskatchewan; Natalie Lyric Kagole, (Psychology), Michigan State University; Kasey Keohane, College of Agriculture and Bioresources (Animal Bioscience), University of Saskatchewan along with Graduate Facilitator: Huiyun Wu, College of Engineering (Environmental Engineering), Michigan State University

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The One Health Challenge is an all-inclusive collaboration between medical practitioners in both human and animal health alongside other scientific and environmentally related disciplines.

Overview

Capture.PNGMore than 700 prominent physicians, veterinarians, researchers, as well as communications and social science scholars worldwide have endorsed the action-oriented effort. There is a critical, global need for a One World, One Health concept stemming in part from divisions between human medical and veterinary medicine practitioners, food transport and security systems, and environmental challenges, which have hampered care delivery, educational programs, communication campaigns, and public health systems.

Michigan State University will help lead to bridge these divides. Our aim is knowledge-based, collaborative advocacy for optimal health through an integrated approach that will improve upon current health disparities and inequities.

The One Health global strategy provides a roadmap for understanding and administering a practical, hands-on One Health approach. It invites participation in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations in order to provide a better quality of life worldwide.