The One Health concept recognises that human health is tightly connected to the health of animals and the environment, for example that animal feed, human food, animal and human health, and environmental contamination are closely linked. Therefore the study of infectious agents that may cross species and environmental barriers to move between these compartments is imperative.
In line with the “Prevent-Detect-Respond” concept, the main focus of the new OHEJP is to reinforce collaboration between institutes by enhancing transdisciplinary cooperation and integration of activities by means of dedicated Joint Research Projects, Joint Integrative Project and through education and training in the fields of Foodborne Zoonoses (FBZ), Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Emerging Threats (ET).
Surrey University has been tasked with the communication work package of One Health EJP, the landmark partnership between 38 acclaimed food, veterinary and medical laboratories and institutes across 19 member states in Europe, and the Med-Vet-Net-Association. vHive has designed and built their website, project management tools, event database and communications hub and will continue to support the project for the next five years (this includes a further two years after the project ceases).
vHive has successfully branded the entire project. We have also created and launched the One Health EJP communications hub which allows it’s members to communicate securely and provides facilities for tasks such as RSVP’ing for events. the hub is also used as a project management and data storage platform.