Antibiotic resistance and infectious diseases such as zika and Q fever are having an increasingly large impact on humans and animals, particularly in a densely populated country like the Netherlands. Experts in the areas of human and animal health are therefore joining forces. Edith Schippers, Dutch Minister of Health, Welfare and Sports, has opened this Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) on 4 February.
“The NCOH will make it possible for us to realise far faster breakthroughs in the area of emerging infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance,” said Anton Pijpers on BNR news radio.
Together with his Royal Highness the King of the Netherlands, the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, Edith Schippers, and the State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Sharon Dijksma, visited UMC Utrecht on 6 October 2015. The visit focused on the approach to antibiotic resistance.
NCOH in the media
Ebola in Congo: moeten we een nieuwe epidemie vrezen? - Nieuws en Co (NL)
Ebola-uitbraak Congo leidt waarschijnlijk niet tot grote epidemie - Nieuws & Co (NL)
Ontdekking drie nieuwe virussen - BNR Spitsuur (NL)
Gilles van Wezel explains how to find new antibiotics - RTL Nieuws (NL)
Marc Bonten reacts on ominous reports from CDC - Telegraaf TV (NL)
About Zika and AMR during ECCMID 2016 - Radio 1 (NL)
Bonten and Wagenaar on antibiotic resistance - BNR Radio (NL)
Marion Koopmans and David Heymann on Zika - Nieuwsuur (NL)
NCOH mentioned in report on Antibiotic RD Initiatives (2016 Dutch EU Presidency)