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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.

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 ...
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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. ...
Professor Nick Wilson

New Zealand could be lifeboat to save humanity from extinction in a catastrophic pandemic, researchers say

New Zealand, Australia and Iceland could act as island refuges to save humanity from extinction in the event of a catastrophic global pandemic, researchers have found. The researchers, from the University of Otago, Wellington and Adapt Research, have ranked 20 island nations which could act as refuges from which large-scale technological society could be rebuilt. ...
Dr Ayesha Verrall

Old vaccine brings new surprises

New research about an old vaccine – one that has been in use for nearly 100 years – has not only shown how effective it is but also suggests it improves our immune response to a wider range of bacteria than originally intended. BCG, Bacille Calmette-Guerin, has been used for TB vaccination since 1921. A ...