Five projects funded by the Collaborative One Health Research Initiative on Epidemics
Epidemics like SARS-CoV, H1N1, H5N1, MERS, Ebola and COVID-19 have been overwhelming, resulting in lost lives and livelihoods, ravaged economies and healthcare systems, and disruptions to regional and global health security. They have exacerbated social and gender inequalities and threaten to roll back decades of global development progress.
In response, IDRC launched the Collaborative One Health Research Initiative on Epidemics (COHRIE) in 2021, which uses a One Health approach for epidemic prevention and response. One Health applies an intersectoral, multidisciplinary and systems-based approach to research, policy and actions around situations where humans, animals and the environment intersect.
IDRC is pleased to announce that COHRIE is funding four multi-sectoral One Health research projects, which kicked off in late 2021 and early 2022. A fifth knowledge mobilization project will coordinate knowledge mobilization efforts to facilitate the uptake and use of this evidence into national and global programs, policies and practices.
Explore these projects:
- Surveillance, control and prevention of neglected zoonotic diseases in Uganda
- West African One Health actions for understanding, preventing and mitigating outbreaks
- One Amazon: A One Health assessment of emerging epidemic threats and resilience among Amazonian Indigenous peoples
- Decentralize and operationalize the One Health platforms in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo
- Knowledge mobilization and use of the results produced by the COHRIE initiative