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The Department of Viroscience is one of the founding partners of NCOH, in addition to Utrecht University, Wageningen University & Research Centre, University Medical Center Utrecht and Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam

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NCOH
In February 2016 the Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) has been established by the Department of Viroscience of the Erasmus MC and many other institutions. The aim of the NCOH is to develop an integrated One Health approach to tackle the global risk of infectious diseases. Infectious diseases form a world-wide threat to human and animal health. Prevention and the control of infectious diseases outbreaks is an important societal challenge. Another grand challenge is posed by antibiotic resistance. Prevention of resistance and development of novel therapeutics and treatment strategies is of world-wide importance. As the causes and possible solutions also include components of healthy farming and healthy wildlife and ecosystems, a One Health approach is required to solve these major societal challenges.

In February 2016, the NCOH has been established in 2016 by the following five institutions:

  • Erasmus MC, Department of Viroscience, Rotterdam
  • Utrecht University
  • Wageningen University & Research Centre
  • University Medical Center Utrecht
  • Academic Medical Center Amsterdam

In October 2016, the following institutes partnered with the founding partners of the NCOH:

  • Leiden University Medical Center
  • Leiden University

About Netherlands Centre for One Health
Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH) aims for an integrated One Health approach to tackle the global risk of infectious diseases. NCOH commits to create durable solutions for this major challenge by bundling world-leading academic top research in the Netherlands in the area of One Health.

Infectious diseases: a major world-wide public health threat
Infectious diseases form a world-wide threat to human and animal health. Prevention and the control of infectious diseases outbreaks is an important societal challenge. Another grand challenge is posed by antibiotic resistance. Prevention of resistance and development of novel therapeutics and treatment strategies is of world-wide importance. As the causes and possible solutions also include components of healthy farming and healthy wildlife and ecosystems, a One Health approach is required to solve these major societal challenges.

NCOH Partners
NCOH brings together Dutch academic research institutes active in various complementary fields of One Health research together with other leading parties. In this way, NCOH forges an open innovation network with the capacity to take joint responsibility for finding answers to global One Health challenges. The 7 Partners aim to cooperate closely with other public or private sector organisations, the so-called Associates.

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Associates
NCOH aims to cooperate with so-called Associates, being public and private sector organisations with specific expertise and resources relevant to (the research of) the NCOH Strategic Research Agenda. NCOH already has a close collaboration with the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment). And is currently in the process of contacting additional research groups.

Four strategic research themes
The 4 NCOH strategic research themes are complimentary and interactive. They focus on studying the interactions and connections between human, veterinary, wildlife, and environmental health in pursuit of durable solutions to grand societal challenges requiring a One Health approach.

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Prof. Marion Koopmans, the Head of the Department of Viroscience, has been appointed as Scientific Director of the theme Emerging Infectious Diseases Preparedness.

Read more about the NCOH: www.ncoh.nl