One Health training in Indonesia

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Thursday, 22 October, 2015

The Indonesian One Health University Network (INDOHUN) ran a training workshop in One Health this week for about 40 academics from universities across Indonesia. The One Health Training Module for Academic Purposes aimed to assist university lecturers to incorporate the One Health approach into undergraduate teaching for doctors, veterinarians, public health students and nurses. Rick Speare, a Director of Tropical Health Solutions, helped by providing guiding principles and practical suggestions. Rick is well qualified for One Health since he has both veterinary and medical degrees and is a public health physician.

The One Health workshop was designed to encourage the attendees to become trainers and to guide others in their home institutions to also implement the One Health approach.

The Southeast Asian University Network for One Health (SEAOHUN) has produced a set of One Health modules for use in training. These consist of 7 core competency modules to be used as domains in teaching and 7 One Health technical modules. These One Health modules are very useful and provide powerpoints, students' guides, facilitators' guides, group activities, assessments and readings. SEAOHUN have made these available for general use at http://seaohunonehealth.wordpress.com/. Modification and use in whole or part is encouraged. An amazing resource for anyone aiming to teach the One Health approach!

Details on INDOHUN are available at www.indohun.org.

Picture: Professors Rick Speare and Wiku Adisasmito (University of Indonesia, Jakarta) at the INDOHUN One Health workshop held at the Intercontinental Hotel, Bandung, Indonesia, 19-20 October 2015. Rick Speare is working for the Department of Global and Infectious Diseases, Tufts University, Boston on the One Health Workforce project as part of the Emerging Pandemic Threats program.

Posted by Rick Speare
22 October 2015