University of Minnesota - One Health Workforce (USAID-EPT2)

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The USAID One Health Workforce Project

Emerging Pandemic Threats 2 (EPT2) is focused on mitigating the impact of novel “high consequence pathogens” that originate in animals with a goal of enabling early detection of new disease threats, effectively controlling those threats, enhancing national level preparedness in advance of outbreaks, and ultimately reducing the risk of these diseases emerging by minimizing human behaviors and practices that trigger the “spill over and spread” of new pathogens. EPT2 consists of a suite of One Health Investments, PREDICT 2, One Health Workforce, and the Preparedness & Response, that contribute to each of these goals and are complemented by strategic investments in key partners including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, and the World Health Organization.

One Health Workforce Goals/Objectives

  1. Support African and Southeast Asian One Health University Networks to participate with government, academia, and other key partners in defining One Health workforce needs
  2. Support networks to assist government ministries to train the future OH workforce
  3. Support the networks to assist government ministries to train the current OH Workforce
  4. Support developed country universities under OHW in strengthening faculty Capacities for OH teaching, research, and community outreach for the African and South East Asian University Networks
  5. Organizational Development: Positioning the One Health Networks as long-term sustainable leaders in One Health