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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.

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COVID-19: OHA investigators in the media

One Health Aotearoa investigators have been highly sought after as opinion leaders on the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to providing technical advice to various authorities, our investigators have featured prominently in the media in the effort to provide accurate and timely expert opinion on this developing situation and to keep New Zealand informed. Here is ...
5th OHA Symposium

One Health Aotearoa Summer 2020 Newsletter

Our Summer 2020 news letter contains selected links to OHA investigators in the media discussing COVID-19, a review of our 5th annual symposium in December 2019, OHA’s publication in the One Health Outlook journal, and an update on our CoRE application. View the One Health Aotearoa Summer 2020 newsletter.
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.