GloPID-R and STAR-IDAZ take part in the Global One Health international symposium

Leaders of the GloPID-R and STAR-IDAZ International Research Consortium on Animal Health (IRC) secretariats have been invited to participate in the ‘Paradigm shifts for Global One Health’ symposium on 23-25 April 2024, where they will announce the development of the GloPID-R and STAR-IDAZ IRC One Health Living Roadmap.

The opening day of this international encounter in Wageningen, the Netherlands, features a panel discussion on ‘Improving One Health collaborations in Europe and Beyond.’ Guest panelists Hans-Eckhardt Hagen (GloPID-R Scientific & Advocacy Director) and Madeline Newman (STAR-IDAZ Project Manager) will announce the One Health Living Roadmap for funders and describe its ambitions as a key deliverable of the GloPID-R One Health Working Group, which aims to improve coordination and cooperation among funders internationally in this field.

The Living Roadmap for funding organizations is being developed to optimize funding for One Health research, align funding strategies with research community requirements and coordinate research funding strategies globally.

“Funders have an important role to play in promoting One Health research as an intrinsically global and transdisciplinary endeavor,” said Hans-Eckhardt Hagen. “We hope to raise awareness of the ways they can support One Health.”

In the near future, GloPID-R and STAR-IDAZ will organize a workshop with funders and One Health network representatives to discuss, refine and draft recommendations for the Living Roadmap. The workshop will engage and involve funding organizations to ensure recommendations are useful, applicable, and feasible. Outcomes from the workshop will support the development and publication of this guidance for funders, which is expected to be completed in 2024.

“We see the Living Roadmap as a pragmatic first step towards improved coordination and cooperation of funders internationally. It represents a practical tool that will allow funders interested in supporting One Health over the long term to implement sustainable practices and measure their impact. I strongly encourage all GloPID-R members and partners to engage with us on this project, and I’m grateful to STAR-IDAZ for their invaluable partnership in translating this ambition into reality,” added Hans-Eckhardt Hagen.

“We are delighted to be working with GloPID-R on this joint venture, streamlining collaborations and coordination between animal and human health research funders and beyond,” said Madeline Newman. “By working with the research community and the research funders, the Living Road Map will provide valuable resources for funding organizations to better align their funding strategies with the priorities and requirements of the One Health research community.”

The symposium ‘Paradigm shifts for Global One Health: Greater resilience requires transformations and integration’ is being organized by Wageningen University & Research (WUR), the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the Global One Health Research Partnership (GOH-RP) on 23-25 April 2024.


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The GloPID-R Secretariat is a project which receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101094188.