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One Health Aotearoa aims to improve health and well-being through integrated, cross-sectoral, and whole-of-society approaches to health hazards. We focus on inclusive­ness across the health sectors: animal, environment and human. Read about the latest research from our members.

View of a stream between paddocks

DNA tracers for water contamination tracking

Tracking the sources of freshwater contamination will soon be a lot quicker and more accurate with the completion of successful field trials of a new DNA-based tracer technology. A team led by ESR scientist Dr Liping Pang has developed DNA tracers that have undergone successful field trials in groundwater, surface water and soil. Dr Pang, ...
Finger touches surface of mountain lake, the landscape is reflecting on the water.

Article: Three monumental challenges to our health

One Health Aotearoa Co-director Professor David Murdoch has written an article for Newsroom about the One Health Aotearoa alliance and our research priorities to tackle complex health challenges in New Zealand, including the overuse of antibiotics, threats to freshwater quality and emerging infectious diseases. Read the article: Three monumental challenges to our health
Kristin Dyet in the lab

Super bug incidence on the rise in NZ

This week is the World Health Organisation’s Antibiotic Resistance Awareness Week,and it’s a good opportunity to think about the impact of ‘super bugs’ on the health of New Zealand communities. ESR tracks many microorganisms and one particularly nasty family of super bugs is currently showing an increase. Super bugs are typically resistant to nearly all ...
Cows on a farm

One Health Aotearoa Spring 2019 Newsletter

Our spring 2019 newsletter includes information about our 5th symposium next month, profiles VetSouth and VetNZ director Mark Bryan, and provides information about a PhD opportunity currently available at Massey University on leptospirosis with Associate Professor Jackie Benschop. View the One Health Aotearoa Spring 2019 newsletter.
Jackie Benschop

Burden of leptospirosis explored at forum

The burden of human leptospirosis in New Zealand was discussed at a forum in Wellington last week as part of a Massey University-led nationwide case-control study to identify risk factors. A common workplace hazard in the agricultural sector, the disease can cause disease and death in animals, and can transfer to humans causing hospital admissions ...
New Zealand fern

Preliminary programme for the 5th OHA Symposium

There’s just six weeks until the 5th One Health Aotearoa Symposium in Wellington on 10-11 December. The OHA Symposium Organising Committee is excited to release the preliminary programme which covers the big One Health issues affecting New Zealand and further afield. The symposium features nine sessions including a poster session on the evening of 10 December. ...