Research Groups

The unit consists of two research groups:

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New Publication

Mission ‘One Health’

"Horizons" Nr. 110, September 2016, Swiss National Science Foundation – Swiss Academies (PDF in German, French and English)

Human and Animal Health

The Human and Animal Health research unit (HAHU) focuses on the health of mobile populations and zoonoses control in developing countries, using an extended "One Health" conceptual approach. It examines the synergistic potential of closer cooperation between the human health and animal health sectors. Particular attention is paid to the added value of human and animal health; and the financial savings and environmental benefits from collaboration between all involved sectors. Increasingly, systemic approaches are pursued, which consider health as an outcome of social-ecological systems given its connections to social, cultural, economic and ecological dimensions. The HAHU uses a broad range of methods in epidemiology, molecular biology, mathematical modelling, bio-statistics, medical anthropology, sociology and economics. HAHU is a member of a number of large networks, like NCCR North-South, EU FP7 ICONZ, and Afrique ONE.

One Health: Connecting Humans, Animals and the Environment

Find out more about the first free online course starting November 7, 2016 by the University of Basel and Swiss TPH with Jakob Zinsstag, Bassirou Bonfoh and Esther Schelling.

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2014 Social Event
PhD Defence of Sara Schärrer December 3, 2014
PhD defense Mahamat Abdoulaye in Niamey, Niger 6 January 2015
PhD defense Mahamat Abdoulaye in Niamey, Niger 6 January 2015
PhD defense Mahamat Abdoulaye in Niamey, Niger 6 January 2015
Visit of Camel pastoralist south of N'Djaména in November 2014
Visit of Camel pastoralist south of N'Djaména in November 2014


Engaging research with policy and action : what are the challenges of responding to zoonotic disease in Africa, by Prof Jakob Zinsstag (London, March 2016)

2014 McKinlay Oration: 'One Health: The added value of closer cooperation of human and veterinary medicine' by Prof Jakob Zinsstag

(MP4 video, 157 MB)



"Ask a Pro" with Jakob Zinsstag: Ebola and its consequences (Oct 2014)


 

Jakob Zinsstag, the president of the International Association of Ecology and Health speaks about Ebola, One Health and Ecohealth to a French speaking audience using a MOOCs video format.

Jakob Zinsstag, le président de l'Association Internationale d'Ecologie et de Santé parle à une audience francophone sur Ebola, One Health et Ecosanté à travers und format video MOOCs.

Université de Genève - UNF3S: 57001 Ebola, vaincre ensemble !