OHA investigators involved with PMCSA’s report on infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance

One Health Aotearoa investigators were contributors to the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor’s report, Kotahitanga: Uniting Aotearoa against infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance, which was publicly released late last week. Six of the 10 members of the expert panel are One Health Aotearoa investigators including co-directors Professors Nigel French and David Murdoch. The other investigators…

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One Health Aotearoa Summer Newsletter 2022

Our latest newsletter has a reminder that EOIs for One Health Aotearoa leadership positions close today, congratulates Professor David Hayman on his recent appointment and reviews the 7th OHA Symposium held late last year. View the OHA Summer 2022 newsletter

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Innovative animation educates tamariki on the role of COVID-19 genomic sequencing

Animation still from the education resource

The Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) and the University of Otago have partnered with Maui Studios Aotearoa to create a short animation to highlight the role of genomic sequencing in the management of COVID-19. The animation is guided by Koro, an elderly Māori scientist and his granddaughter, Ruia, a young Māori girl intrigued by science…

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$1m of HRC funding awarded to enhance leptospirosis diagnosis and outcomes for rural and Māori communities

Jackie Benschop

Professor Jackie Benschop and her team at Massey University are recipients of a 2021 Health Delivery Research Project Grant from the HRC for a project that aims to enhance leptospirosis diagnosis and outcomes for rural and Māori communities.   Lay summary of project Poor community awareness and inconsistent laboratory testing for leptospirosis means cases go…

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Award for science communication for Michael Baker

Professor Michael Baker

OHA Management Group member Professor Michael Baker from the University of Otago, Wellington, has been awarded the New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) Cranwell Medal for science communication for 2021. The award was presented by NZAS Co-Presidents Professor Troy Baisden (via Zoom) and Dr Lucy Stewart in person in Wellington, following the association’s online conference…

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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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