FINAL YEAR STUDENTS INFECTIOUS DISEASES MANAGEMENT TRAINING
The One Health Workforce (OHW) project is developing a health workforce that is prepared to prevent, detect and respond to the threat of infectious diseases around the world. The project is part of the United States Agency for international Development (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threats 2 (EPT2) program, which focuses on cross-sectoral diseases surveillance, training, and outbreak response. Teams at the University of Minnesota (Project Lead) and Tufts University provide support for two regional university networks, the One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) network and the Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN). OHW is able to leverage these established university networks to create a sustainable transformation in the regions’ health workforce. Recent and on-going threats have showcased a critical need for health workers that are prepared to manage diseases that cross human, animal, and environmental health sectors. The 2014 emergency of the Ebola virus in West Africa posed a global threat to human and animal health as well as national security and economic prosperity.