The Alliance is enthusiastic to announce the upcoming Let’s Talk About online session with the St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine about their Next Generation One Health Philippines (NGOHP) Fellowship Program.
The Philippines are a biodiversity hotspot and a major hub for the global wildlife trade, many of which are identified as carriers of zoonotic pathogens. With support from the International
Alliance Against Health Risks in Wildlife Trade, the Planetary and Global Health Program of the St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine established the Next Generation One Health Philippines (NGOHP) Fellowship Program to strengthen domestic capacity for One Health research in tackling wildlife trade and biodiversity loss as drivers of infectious disease emergence.
The fellowship is a year-long program for fifteen fellows from diverse backgrounds. It began with an online introductory course, followed by a workshop in collaborative research, leadership, and communications. Supported by grants and mentors, the fellows are conducting transdisciplinary research on One Health and zoonotic spillover prevention with the goal of translating their findings into action through dialogue with policymakers and stakeholders. Currently, the fellowship is in the research phase. During the online session, the three projects under the fellowship will be introduced and discussed, which cover issues such as
- policy gaps in illegal wildlife trade,
- exploring the perspectives, experiences, and visions of local stakeholders on the One Health Approach in selected wildlife hotspots, and
- the development of a transdisciplinary tool to assess the One Health performance of the Philippines.
The official invitation will be shared closer to the date.