Working group One Health/ Development cooperation
The working group focuses on the two topics One Health and Development Cooperation.
The One Health concept, aiming for holistic approaches to health acknowledging the interaction between human health, animal health and environmental health, should be seen as fundamental principle in all disciplines working in the field of infectiology. The working group assists in the planning and implementation of One Health activities at all levels from direct fieldwork to inter-institutional strategy development.
The importance of livestock for rural communities in low- and middle-income countries is often reflected in development cooperation efforts supporting value chains related to livestock production. The working group provides advice and technical support for interventions targeting the livestock sector with a special emphasis on health and production and aiming for improved veterinary services in the target countries.