Invitation to seminar on One Health in a developing country perspective

Wednesday 03 Oct 12

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark and the University of Copenhagen invite you to a one-day seminar on 31 October 2012 on One Health in a developing country perspective. The seminar will focus on the results of DANIDA-funded projects which, using the interdisciplinary and cross-sectional One Health approach, have had an additional impact. Come and hear more at the One Health seminar which will be opened by Christian Friis Bach, the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation.

Over the years, DANIDA has funded several research projects that have used a One Health approach. One Health focuses on disease risks and challenges associated with the interaction between animals, food, people and the environment, and what is required at regional, national and global level to prevent diseases that can be transmitted from animals and food to humans. In addition to disease control, the One Health perspective may also facilitate development in practice.


DANIDA has helped fund the one-day seminar ‘The added value of One Health’ in Eigtveds Pakhus on 31 October 2012, which focuses on the One Health concept in a development context. The seminar aims to present the results from DANIDA-funded research projects which have shown an added effect on development in developing countries in the field of human, animal and environmental health by applying the crossdisciplinary and cross-sectional One Health approach.

The seminar will be opened by Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Christian Friis Bach. Four keynote speakers from, e.g., the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, will present the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats related to using One Health in a development context, and five selected research projects will provide the topics for the afternoon's panel discussion.


The seminar will be held in English. The target audience for the seminar are representatives from Danish and international development organisations, researchers from both Danish universities and universities in developing countries and other stakeholders with an interest in work involving developing countries.


The day is organised by the University of Copenhagen and the National Food Institute with support from DANIDA and Biopeople.



See the seminar programme at 



31 October, 9:00-16:00



Eigtved Pakhus

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Asiatisk Plads 2

1448 Copenhagen K



Attendance is free, but registration is required at by 23 October 2012.



Anders Permin, Deputy Director,, tel.

Maria Vang Johansen, Professor,, tel.

Kirsten Grønlund Andersen,, tel +45 35 33 14 01

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