The Centre for Global Health (CGH) at the University of Oslo (UiO), together with the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI), the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), is assembling the One Health Norwegian milieu and organizing the One Health in the 21st Century 2021 Conference on International One Health Day (November 3). We invite you to save the date and pre-register for the event. More information regarding the program, invited speakers and location will be made available soon. This conference will, if permissible, be in-person at UiO, otherwise digital.
Call for Abstracts – Deadline: June 15, 2021
Interested in presenting your work at one of the sessions? Students (master’s and PhD), researchers, and practitioners are invited to submit an abstract for contribution (oral or poster presentation) to the very first national conference on One Health. The abstract can be on any subject of relevance to One Health and is an excellent way to communicate and share your research.
One Health is a rapidly advancing field of knowledge and a vastly expanding network of governance that recognizes the fundamental interconnections between humans, animals, and the environment that we share, galvanizing an integrated approach to health and sustainability at the human-animal-environment interface.
Although One Health is not a new concept, it has grown in significance in recent years, emerging as a political and scientific imperative for systemic and sustainable response to the complex and pressing global health threats linked to climate change, declining biodiversity, antimicrobial resistance, emerging and endemic infectious disease, and non-communicable disease. The COVID-19 pandemic in particular, and its devastating health and economic impact especially, have underscored that the present moment is one of critical and potentially paradigm-shifting significance, in which global health and the viability of all life on our planet is at stake.
Over the course of the past decade, a number of global agencies, including the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the World Bank, have endorsed, mobilized, and advanced a number of high-level, multilateral One Health collaborations. Throughout the world, regional and national One Health institutes, political alliances, and academic and scientific networks have proliferated as well.
Within the academic and practical One Health milieus in Norway, there is significant scientific expertise and strong political will. However, at the national level, there is a marked need to assemble, unite, and mobilize the Norwegian One Health scientific and policy environment and to harness a One Health focus across different national agendas and policies, ensuring a cohesive national One Health platform for local, regional, national, and international One Health collaborations. Please join us for this conference, as we draw a picture of the ongoing One Health work in Norway and together frame the way forward towards a One Health Norway platform.
More on the conference webpage.