One Health Aotearoa Spring Newsletter 2021

Our Spring newsletter congratulates the recipients of the HRC’s Liley Medal, announces the preliminary programme for the 7th OHA Symposium taking place in December and highlights recent OHA investigators providing expert opinion to media outlets on the COVID-19 pandemic. View the OHA Spring 2021 newsletter

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New research focuses on connection between humans, gorillas and diseases in Uganda

New research suggests cross-species transmission of pathogens is intimately linked to human and environmental health, meaning areas with poor or challenging living conditions may be particularly susceptible to endemic and emerging diseases. School of Veterinary Science Disease Ecologist Dr Renata Muylaert and colleagues recently published the research paper titled ‘Community health and human-animal contacts on…

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Spread awareness, stop resistance

Kristin Dyet in the lab

Happy World Antimicrobial Awareness Week! This year’s theme is “Spread awareness, stop resistance”. Two OHA investigators have helped promote this World Health Organisation backed campaign to New Zealanders this week: Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles from the University of Auckland has written an opinion piece published on Stuff on 22 November. And Dr Kristin Dyet discussed…

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COVID-19 research team earns Liley Medal for study on Aotearoa’s pandemic response

OHA investigator Dr Sarah Jefferies and team have been awarded the Health Research Council’s prestigious Liley Medal as part of the Royal Society Te Apārangi’s Research Honours for their landmark paper analysing the impact of New Zealand’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lead author Dr Jefferies (pictured fourth from left), who specialises in communicable disease surveillance…

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