One Health – One Funding? Exploring the Landscape of One Health Funding for Research

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for integrating human, animal and environmental perspectives across the dimensions of disease control, knowledge transfer and cross-sectoral data sharing.

Research event Invitation only
3 November 2020 — 10:00AM TO 12:00PM

The concept of One Health recognizes such interconnectedness and encourages greater multisectoral collaboration at a local, regional and global level to achieve optimal outcomes for the health and well-being of humans, animals and the environment.

But how effective have our efforts to develop cross-sectoral One Health approaches to scientific research been? Up until now the funding landscape for concurrent and rapidly evolving challenges at the human-animal-environment interface has often been dominated by single-sector, disease-specific approaches as funders are challenged by the complexity of funding across disciplines, sectors and geographies in a truly One Health manner.

This risks further entrenching asymmetric power dynamics and specific foci of interest among the involved actors and sectors and hinders exploiting the full potential of the One Health approach.

The event aims to bring together funders, scientists, researchers and thought leaders to explore the One Health funding landscape, discuss challenges and opportunities, maximise funding and promote inclusive One Health scientific research. This event is co-organized by UKRI Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Chatham House and Zoetis and will take place as a side event of this year’s virtual World One Health Congress.

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