MBI One Health brings together experts in veterinary epidemiology, public health, microbiology, social sciences, ecology and environmental sciences to:
Associate Professor Navneet Dhand is a leader in veterinary epidemiology and One Health initiatives at the University of Sydney. He devotes his time to leading exciting global One Health initiatives, including development of veterinary epidemiology training programs as well as major collaborative animal and human health research projects in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2019 he signed an agreement with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to develop technical guidelines for in-service applied veterinary epidemiology training, vital for diagnosing, preventing and controlling infectious diseases. The guidelines will enable the FAO member countries to establish new programs in epidemiology training and to strengthen the existing ones.
Dr Michael Walsh is leading several research projects in India, incorporating the expertise and spheres of influence of state veterinary, forest management and human health services. This evidence-based work is advancing surveillance capabilities and training in South India, demonstrating the benefits of a One Health approach to prevention and control of zoonotic and vector-borne infectious diseases threats in high burden regions.