Covid Conversation Update: A One Health Crisis
Saturday, August 1
Please join Dr. Cindy Haq, Clinical Professor and Chair of the UCI Department of Family Medicine and Dr. Dele Ogunseitan, University of California Presidential Chair, Professor of Population Health & Disease Prevention, Director of Education, University of California Global Health Institute, Director of Workforce Development, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science Director of Training and Empowerment, USAID One Health Workforce | Next Generation.
One Health, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention initiative, is a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment. CDC’s One Health Office leads the agency’s One Health efforts in the United States and abroad.
Dr. Ogunseitan will discuss how One Health attempts to stop spillover events such as the one that led to the coronavirus leap from bats(?) to people. The organization works in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Uganda, Senegal, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, DRC, and Ethiopia; and of course the U.S., with ~90 partners. The funding for this project totals $85 million (2019 – 2024). We could not have picked a more portentous time to begin (October, 2019). The environmental context is relevant to the understanding of why current best practices (social distancing, gloves, masks, etc) are effective, or not, depending on the virus, human behavior, and government policies.
Send us your questions by Friday July 31 at 12:00