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The One Health concept recognises that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. The World Health Organization (WHO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) recognise that adopting a ‘One Health’ approach is key to meeting grand challenges to our health such as climate change and antimicrobial resistance.

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Our mission

The Centre for One Health (COH) is an integral part of the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway and brings together experts in human health, animal health, microbiology, infectious diseases, agriculture, environmental policy, social marketing and behavioural change from within and outside NUI Galway. The COH  places sustaining human health, animal health and environmental health at the centre of public policy through teaching, research and advocacy. We promote our One Health research to the public through our Annual Conferences and Public Events.

COH Conferences & Public Events

View details of our past events

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Our Research 

Members of the COH have cross-cutting interests across the four thematic areas below. Click through to find out about some of the projects ongoing under each theme. 

Our Members

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Our members come from various Schools and Institutes, both within NUI Galway and further afield. We all share a common interest in research aimed at promoting the health of humans, animals and our environment. Click here for more info on our members and their research.

COH Contacts

Director - Prof Dearbháile Morris

Deputy Director - Dr Liam Morrison

Development Officer - Dr Louise O'Connor

Communications Officer - Dr Liam Burke

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