Next Generation One Health Philippines: Juan Health Conversations

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To foster interest and a deeper understanding of the One Health approach among Filipinos, the Next Generation One Health Philippines (NGOHP) hosted the Juan Health Conversations, a three-part webinar series that delves into the concepts of One Health and its application in the Philippines. Supported by the International Alliance against Health Risks in Wildlife Trade, NGOHP is one of the projects of the Planetary and Global Health Program (PGHP) of the St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine – William H. Quasha Memorial (SLMCCM-WHQM).

The three webinar topics were held between April to August 2023 and made available to all, with the following themes:

Through several panel discussions, NGOHP fellows from diverse backgrounds shared insights on a range of topics related to One Health and wildlife trade, emphasizing the role of civil society, community engagement, and decision-makers in effecting change. 

In one session, Jackielyn Abela, an anthropologist and an NGOHP fellow, remarked that wildlife trade was still happening on the ground, and it was because local communities were not yet engaged in the full implementation of the law. She added: “If we reach out to them and include them in policy making, there’s a meeting point in which we can engage them and include them in its formulation and implementation.”

Yet despite some challenges in operationalizing One Health, hope remains that collaboration is the key. “By balancing the interests of stakeholders and emphasizing the positive outcomes of having a shared vision, it becomes possible to bridge the gap between different sectors,” said physician Dr. Emmanuelle Angeles.

To conclude the series, Dr. Gail Co, project coordinator of NGOHP, also gave a few closing remarks. “We have witnessed the power of collaboration and the importance of diverse perspectives,” she said. “Regardless of our backgrounds, we have learned that each individual has a role to play in promoting One Health. We hope that this series has sparked a newfound awareness of our world, encompassing both people and the planet.”

For more information about the project, visit the NGOHP website or Facebook page, or subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos.

Join this year’s Zoonoses International Symposium on Zoonoses Research – onsite event

This year, the Zoonoses Conference under the title ‘Benefits and Chances of One Health Research’ by the German Research Platform for Zoonoses will welcome the following keynote speakers:

Dr. Timo Falkenberg (Institut für Hygiene und Public Health, GeoHealth Centre)

Prof. Dr. Göran Kauermann (Ludwig-Maximilans-Universität München)

Prof. Dr. Marion Koopmanns (Erasmus MC)

Dr. Raina Plowright (Department of Public & Ecosystem Health, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, New York)

Although the abstract submissions are closed, the following themes cover the several discussion sessions of the conference:

  • Antimicrobial Use and Resistance
  • Bioinformatics, Digitalization and AI in One Health Research
  • Environmental factors & Ecology of Zoonotic Infections
  • Epidemiology and Secondary Data Use
  • Host-pathogen Interactions
  • One Health Intervention Methods
  • Pathogenesis & Pathology of Zoonotic Infections
  • Public Health & Pandemic Preparedness
  • Risk Assessment & Biosecurity
  • Vaccines & Immunology
  • Zoonoses & Wildlife

Young Scientist Breakfast

Junior Scientist also have the unique opportunity to meet distinguished scientists from the community at an informal joint breakfast during the symposium. In order to be able to take advantage of this opportunity, it is necessary that you state your interest in participating in the Young Scientist Breakfast in the registration form.

October, 9th – October, 11th 2023

Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin
Stephanstr. 41
10559 Berlin

Conference Fee:

Regular rate (postdocs, senior scientists, public health workers, etc.): € 225
Reduced rate (undergraduate students, graduate students, PhD students): € 75*
(confirmation required on-site)


Please register online here

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