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Masterclass Globally prepared for future outbreaks of ‘Disease X’

Leading scientists Jeremy Farrar, Marion Koopmans, and Ron Fouchier will take you into the world of new infectious diseases outbreaks and show you how we can prepare for these outbreaks. More

Why do people who live near goat farms have a higher chance of developing pneumonia?

People who live in the vicinity of a goat farm have a higher chance of developing pneumonia. That was demonstrated by the study “Livestock farming and the health of neighbouring residents (VGO)”, which was carried out in Oost-Brabant and Noord-Limburg. The possible causes of this are still not known. On behalf of the Ministry of... More

Coffee with Dick Heederik

A flurry of activity surrounds the Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) at the moment. The documents that will secure the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) as an NCOH Associate Partner are currently making the rounds. This will be the first step in strengthening the collaboration with the RIVM in a… More

Interview: Yearning to see the bigger picture

‘I have a stutter. Because of this, I’ve always had a curiosity for disease-related topics and how they develop. In order to avoid speaking situations, I hid in the lab as a medical microbiology technician. But analysing materials of individual patients left me yearning to see the bigger picture. After all, why were these people... More

NCOH bundles One Health top research

The Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) aims for an integrated One Health approach to tackle the global risk of infectious diseases. NCOH commits to create durable solutions for this major challenge by bundling world-leading academic top research in the Netherlands in the area of One Health. This virtual science-driven institution focuses its efforts on 4 complimentary strategic research themes.

Read our One Health Magazine

In this first edition of our One Health Magazine:

  • Preface by Edith Schippers (Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport)
  • Interview with prof. dr. Heymann
  • Interviews with Scientific Directors of NCOH

Complimentary research themes

The 4 NCOH strategic research themes are complimentary and interactive. They focus on studying the interactions and connections between human, veterinary, wildlife, and environmental health in pursuit of durable solutions to grand societal challenges requiring a One Health approach.

NCOH is partner in the Netherlands Antibiotic Development Platform (NADP).

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