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One Health Summer School: 13-26 July 2014, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria

The Faculty of Veterinary Science will host the second One Health Summer School from 13 – 26 July 2014.  Selected under- and postgraduate students from UCDavis, IOWA State University, Royal Veterinary College, Utrecht University, Southern African Centre for Infectious Diseases Surveillance (SACIDS), Research Platform - Production and Conservation in Partnership (RP-PCP), University of Zimbabwe and the University of Pretoria will attend a two week programme.  During their stay the students will be exposed to different One Health environments at the human/livestock/wildlife/ecosystem interface.  The students will be joined by facilitators from each institution who will share their knowledge and expertise in the context of One Health.

The purpose of the Summer School is to provide students from diverse backgrounds with the opportunity to develop and apply their leadership, communication, team-building, as well as analytical and critical thinking skills to assess and respond to global health problems arising at the human/animal/ecosystem interface and to design, implement, and evaluate practical, cost-effective, and sustainable solutions in collaboration with local and regional stakeholders and global partners. The focus will be on the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA) as it is one of the most important health interfaces in the Region. 

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