University of Minnesota announces One Health Workforce

The University of Minnesota (U of M) is leading a new $50 million effort to train a people around the world to prevent pandemics. It’s called the One Health Workforce. According to John Deen, one of the One Health Workforce project leads, and a professor of Veterinary Epidemiology at the U of M, “We need a One Health Workforce that accounts for the different aspects of diseases spreading and in turn being controlled.” What makes this effort unique is that it is not only doctors, nurses and public health workers who will be trained but also veterinarians, all working together to address emerging infectious diseases.

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