An integrative approach to understanding, preventing, and controlling infectious disease

A small herd of cows

Animal health

Sixty per cent of known human infectious diseases have their source in domestic or wild animals. Leptospirosis is one of the most well-known of these zoonotic infections.

View of a stream between paddocks

Environmental health

Threats to the health of our environment are largely due to human activity. It has become increasingly clear that human and animal diseases are often a result of environmental disruption

A mother and her baby in a forest

Human health

Although many human infections are acquired from other humans, many are also the result of human interactions with their environment.

One Health Aotearoa is an alliance of New Zealand’s leading infectious diseases researchers committed to working together to address important health hazards in New Zealand, and beyond.


One Health Aotearoa Autumn 2023 Newsletter

Our Autumn 2023 newsletter welcomes Dr Rose Collis from AgResearch to the OHA Management Group as the Early Career Research Representative. We also review the 8th OHA Symposium held late...
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Cloak of protection against infectious diseases needed for schools

A group of health and education experts have published seven key goals in a mission to protect schools from COVID‑19 and other infectious disease outbreaks. They say the initiative is...
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Research team to investigate how AI can be used for infectious disease modelling

A Massey One Health team, composed of researchers from Tāwharau Ora School of Veterinary Science and the Research Centre for Hauora and Health, has received funding from the Wellcome Trust to investigate...
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University of Otago welcomes new voice for public health

A new centre hosted by the University of Otago will boost the reach and impact of public health research, says its inaugural Director Professor Michael Baker. The Public Health Communication...
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