SEFARI delivers the Scottish Government funded Strategic Research Programme 2016-2021 on agriculture, environment, food and land, providing direct and tangible benefits across diverse issues. We are delighted to be supporting the World One Health Congress (#WOHC2020) and recognise how interconnected humans, plants, animals and our environment are and the importance of a One Health approach.
SEFARI research spans a number of areas relevant for One Health, including the evaluation of livestock health; animal disease epidemiology; food safety; disease threats in the environment and integrated pest management and more.
You may be interested in some of our blog and case study articles which summarise relevant work across One Health and examples are:
- Anthelmintic resistance – can we stay ahead of the game? (blog)
- Antimicrobial resistance: bringing Scottish expertise together to find the solutions (case study)
- Antimcrobial resistance (booklet)
- Modelling for Pandemic Preparedness: A Need for a One Health Approach (blog)
- One Health in Action: Setting up a new testing node for COVID-19 with the NHS (blog)
- Breeding to Reduce Methane Emissions from Beef Cattle (case study)
- A Vaccine Cocktail for Worms: Innovative Responses to the Threat of Chemical Resistance (case study)
- Hemp’s role in diet biodiversification and reducing greenhouse gas emissions (case study)
- The science behind COVID-19 testing: A resource for Higher Biology (blog)
- Our COVID-19 response (report)
On Friday 30th October at 18:00-20:00 CET (17:00 GMT) we also supported a special partner session organized by the University of Edinburgh entitled ‘A blueprint for a One Health nation’ and we are delighted to be able to make recordings from the session available here:
Professor Lisa Boden (Chair of Population Medicine and Veterinary Health Policy, Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security at the University of Edinburgh) Introducing the concept of One Health: how the health of people, animals and the environment interconnect.
Professor Lee Innes (Director of Communication at Moredun Research Institute) "Some hae meat and cannae eat, and some wad eat that want it.
Professor Liz Grant (Director, Global Health Academy at the University of Edinburgh) Generation Alpha: what skills, training and technology will they need to equip them for One Health.
Professor Rowland Kao (Chair of Veterinary Epidemiology and Data Science at the University of Edinburgh) discussing One Health approaches to emergent infections under climate change and threats to biodiversity.
Interviews were conducted by Simon Cousins.
If you are attending WOHC2020 please do enjoy the sessions, visit our partner hub and we hope to be able to provide you with a warm Scottish welcome (not just a virtual one) here in Edinburgh in the future.
Michelle, on-behalf of SEFARI Gateway.