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Five projects funded by the Collaborative One Health Research Initiative on Epidemics

The scale and impact of epidemics over the last 20 years has increased. This has deepened social inequalities, with devastating impacts on women, children and other vulnerable and marginalized groups.
Two African male agricultural workers and a few children on a farm in Ghana.

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: