The first NCOH annual scientific meeting, organized by Leiden University and the LUMC on June 19th, was a great success, with about 120 people attending, and many new contacts and connections made.
The program featured two keynote lectures. Prof. Ab Osterhaus focused on the threat posed by zoonotic viral diseases, and the necessity of a One Health approach to tackle this. Prof. Hans Heesterbeek introduced complex systems theory in the context of AMR and emphasized that, besides a One Health approach, it is vital to embrace AMR as Planetary Health problem. Later that day, in the thematic parallel sessions, (young) NCOH researchers highlighted their research. Through a networking event, scientists from the 4 NCOH themes were encouraged to connect and share ideas.
In a One Health approach to prevention and control of infectious diseases outbreaks, an integrated and balanced perspective is adopted, in which human, veterinary, wildlife, and environmental elements are considered. The Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) brings together academic research institutes in the Netherlands that are active in One Health research.
European Commission adopted a new "EU One Health Action Plan to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance" (attached). The Action Plan is underpinned by a One Health approach that addresses resistance in both humans and animals. In parallel, the Commission adopted the first deliverable of the plan: EU Guidelines on the prudent use of antimicrobials in human health.More
The NCOH-partners Utrecht University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UMC Utrecht, Erasmus MC and Wageningen University participate in several One Health EJP projects, together with RIVM and Wageningen Bioveterinary Research. This will further intensify the collaborations within the Netherlands and strengthen the position of the Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH).More
The first NCOH annual scientific meeting, organized by Leiden University and the LUMC on June 19th, was a great success, with about 120 people attending, and many new contacts and connections made.More
In the second round of the programme Antibiotic Resistence 57 project ideas were submitted. These projects will contribute to the prevention of reduction of antibiotic resistence, with the ‘OneHealth’ approach and behavioural changes as possible perspectives for research.More