One Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Lancet One Health Commission at UiO is pleased to announce a conversation between the Co-chairs of the Commission, Professor Andrea S. Winkler and Dr. John Amuasi, about One Health and its relevance for pandemics and health security. This is the very first webinar part of the One Health - Reconnecting for Our Future webinar series.
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One Health is critical in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic and with respect to the many other global health challenges that are implicated in the human-animal-environmental interface. One Health offers a transdisciplinary lens for discerning the complex interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health, as well as an integrated approach for harnessing this knowledge to ensure a sustainably healthy future. Join a highly relevant and interactive conversation between the Co-chairs of the Commission, Professor Andrea S. Winkler and Dr. John Amuasi, about One Health and its relevance for pandemics and health security, moderated by Dr. Ramon Lorenzo Luis Rosa Guinto.
Professor Andrea S. Winkler is the Director of the Centre for Global Health at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo and the Co-director of the Center for Global at the Department of Neurology, Technical University of Munich. She is also a professor at the Department for Community Medicine and Global Health at the Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo. She is a medical doctor with a specialist degree in neurology, who has practiced in various medical specialties for more than 20 years. Her research interest lies with poverty-related diseases of the infectious as well as non-infectious nature, zoonotic diseases with the ensuing One-Health concept, global mental health/neurology and global digital health. She chairs the Lancet One Health Commission (together with Dr. John Amuasi, KCCR, Ghana) with offices in Norway, Germany and Ghana.
Dr. John Amuasi is trained as a physician at the KNUST School of Medical Sciences in Ghana and has completed post-graduate studies in Health Research at the University of Minnesota SPH. Dr. Amuasi currently leads the Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research Group at the Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) and is also a lecturer at the Global Health Department of the SPH, KNUST. Dr. Amuasi’s work involves policy and field epidemiologic studies on diseases of poverty, and he has consulted for several international organizations on interventions to improve health systems, services and outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. Ramon Lorenzo Luis Rosa Guinto is a Filipino physician, the Next Generation One Health Advisor for the Lancet One Health Commission and Chief Planetary Doctor of PH Lab – a “glo-cal think-and-do tank” for generating innovative solutions that advance the health of both people and the planet. He recently finished his Doctor of Public Health degree at Harvard University and Visiting Fellowship at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium. Renzo previously worked for the World Bank, Health Care Without Harm, World Health Organization, International Organization for Migration, Philippine Department of Health, and University of the Philippines Manila. An Obama Foundation Asia-Pacific Leader and Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow, Renzo has traveled to and lectured in nearly 50 countries; published more than 50 articles in scientific journals, books and popular media; and directed and produced short films that communicate the message of planetary healing to the world.
This webinar will be a 30-minute conversation with Professor Andrea S. Winkler and Dr. John Amuasi followed by a 30-minute open Q&A session, part of the One Health - Reconnecting for Our Future webinar series. All participants must register for the webinar in order to receive the zoom link. Please note that this webinar will be recorded and distributed to those who registered but were unable to join.