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One Health at DkIT

As part of the 'One Health' initiative at DkIT, the School of Health & Science will run a seminar series to assist in identifying synergies between the human health, animal health and environmental fields.

Across the Lifespan - for current and future generations

The ‘One Health’ concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health and wellbeing for humans, animals and the environment.

The School of Health and Science at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) have adopted this 'One Health' strategy to develop interdisciplinary programmes of study and research and communicate the 'One Health' concept to our community.

As part of this strategy, we are hosting a Seminar Series which will cover all aspects of health and science, assisting in the provision of up to date information and research to our DkIT community.

Seminar Series

We will host three seminars in Spring 2021 that focus on the 'One Health' at DkIT. The aim of the Seminar Series is encourage dialogue between colleagues in the field to help identify synergies between the human health, animal health and environmental fields. The series will also assist in the provision of up to date information and research to our DkIT community which ultimately will hope to assist in the delivery of improved health and well being for all. 


Upcoming Seminars

Seminar Archive

Wednesday 20th November 2019

Breast Cancer Education & Awareness

Adrienne Cleery, Breast Cancer Ireland Outreach Nurse Coordinator (Leinster North), will host this talk on 'Breast Cancer Education & Awareness'.

Adrienne completed her General Nurse Training in Jervis St. Hospital in 1980. She has worked part-time since in health promotion and Occupational Health. She is passionate about breast cancer prevention and early detection, is currently visiting TY Students, women in the workplace, and pharmacy events in order to promote education and awareness.

Time & Location: Wednesday 20th November 2019 at 1 pm in room M128, Muirhevna Building, DkIT.

Thursday 28th November 2019

DAFM Animal Health Awareness Day: “One Health, One Welfare”

Dr Joe Collins and a speaker from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine will host this talk on DAFM Animal Health Awareness Day: “One Health, One Welfare”.

Having qualified as a veterinary surgeon from University College Dublin, Joe worked in equine practice in Ireland and the UK before returning to UCD to complete a PhD in equine welfare in 2010. He has worked in a diverse range of roles, including the veterinary pharmaceutical industry, consultancy work in veterinary legal cases, antimicrobial resistance, veterinary education, equine product development and large animal welfare. Joe has travelled extensively and has been involved in animal welfare advocacy projects in Ireland, the UK, Egypt, India, China and Mexico.

The Department of Agriculture is running a national livestock health awareness day on the 28th of November. The aim is to have numerous connected events at different locations countrywide, to highlight the importance of livestock health, and what can be done to protect and enhance it, both in terms of the health of the national herd and the health of individual herds.

Time & Location: Thursday 28th November 2019 at 12 pm in the Whittaker Theatre, DkIT.

The International 'One Health' Strategy

The One Health concept recognises that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. Many professionals with a range of expertise who are active in different sectors, such as public health, animal health, plant health and the environment join forces to support One Health approaches.

UN agencies, including the World Health Organization, the World Organisation for Animal Health and the Food and Agriculture Organisation 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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