Bharat-Sydney-ExcellGene CEPI Consortium
Festschrift to honour Professor Tania Sorrell AM
Co-hosted by Sydney ID, Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases (ASID) Zoonoses Special Interest Group (ZooSIG), and Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) Veterinary Public Health Special Interest group (AVPH-SIG) the webinar explores International perspectives on Japanese Encephalitis virus as a One Health challenge.
Dr Mudassar Chanda, Chief Scientist with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology and Disease Informatics, India
Prof. Ken Maeda, Director, Department of Veterinary Science, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan
Dr Sarah Britton, Chief Veterinary Officer for NSW
Watch the presentation on the progress towards the establishment of Tadra Vanua, a world-class, action-oriented, place-based, interdisciplinary research hub that aligns with the aspirations of Pacific Islanders and the urgent global need for integrative solutions for future health and wellbeing. We highlight policy context, our ongoing studies and capacity building initiatives that we are using to build upon existing relevant investments by global philanthropic bodies and development aid agencies in the region (e.g., RISE and WISH projects), and the recent establishment of the Fiji Institute of Pacific Health Research (FIPHR), to lead regionally appropriate approaches to sustainable health. Drawing on existing strengths and partnerships, this emerging vision of Tadra Vanua is poised to become a globally recognized champion of fields at the nexus of health and our shared environment (e.g., One Health, EcoHealth, Planetary Health). Crucially, this initiative will provide global exemplars of approaches that improve human development and prioritize the needs of the most vulnerable while simultaneously promoting environmental sustainability.
TADRA (Fiji) = dream, to dream of; VANUA (Fiji), FONUA (Tonga), WHANUA(Maori), ‘ENUA (Cook Islands) = “people of/and place” - a Pacific-wide term acknowledging that material, biological, social, and cultural dimensions are inextricably interrelated; a recognized Pacific model for health and well-being.