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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. A number ...
Sue Huang

ESR data highlights surge of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Weekly data collected by the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) is providing health experts with critical information about the outbreak of RSV currently being experienced across New Zealand. ESR virologist and OHA investigator Dr Sue Huang says weekly numbers reported by the national virus laboratory network started climbing sharply in June, reaching 538 cases ...
David Hayman

OHA investigator named on One Health High-Level Expert Panel

Massey University Professor of Infectious Disease Ecology David Hayman has been selected alongside 25 other international experts to serve on the One Health High-Level Expert Panel to support worldwide organisations address issues of human, animal and ecosystem health. The World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization, World Organisation for Animal Health, and United Nations Environment Programme (The Partners) have come together to ...

COVID-19 complacency could be costly

Learn lessons from our COVID-19 response, or our health system could suffer the consequences. That’s the leading message from a group of five academics from the Universities of Otago, Canterbury and Massey, who say a failure to learn from this and previous outbreaks could result in a loss of time, knowledge and momentum for future ...
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One Health Aotearoa Autumn Newsletter 2021

Our autumn newsletter announces the dates of the 7th OHA Symposium (7-8 December 2021) in Wellington, highlights a research collaboration with Dr Alison Mather at the Quadram Institute in the UK, and shares information from the OHA Salmonella Bovismorbificans Workshop we hosted last month. View the OHA Autumn 2021 Newsletter.
Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles

Siouxsie Wiles stepped up as New Zealand locked down

OHA investigator Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles is New Zealander of the Year after explaining the science of the Covid-19 pandemic to this country and sometimes the world. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern presented the award, 2021 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Te Pou Whakarae o Aotearoa, at a gala dinner in Auckland on 31 March. ...