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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 ...
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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.
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One Health Outlook publication for OHA

The One Health Aotearoa Management Group had a paper published in the open access journal One Health Outlook last month entitled, One Health Aotearoa: a transdisciplinary initiative to improve human, animal and environmental health in New Zealand. This perspective piece outlines the OHA story thus far and how a transdisciplinary approach is particularly pertinent to the situation ...
5th OHA Symposium

Review of the fifth OHA Symposium

Our 5th One Health Aotearoa Symposium was held at the University of Otago Wellington on 10-11 December 2019, and brought together researchers of diverse backgrounds to discuss infectious diseases and other health hazards affecting humans, animals and the environment. A focus of One Health Aotearoa is to break down silos and barriers to facilitate trans-disciplinary research. ...
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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, ...