Application Deadline: July 25, 2022.
The Planetary and Global Health Program (PGHP) of the St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine – William H. Quasha Memorial (SLMCCM-WHQM) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Next Generation One Health Philippines Fellowship, a year-long program that aims to bring together early-career scholars and practitioners from diverse backgrounds to receive training in the One Health approach to tackle issues at the nexus of wildlife trade and emerging diseases.
Applications are open to all Filipino professionals, aged 25-40 years old, from diverse geographic, gender, and cultural backgrounds, and holding or currently taking at least a master’s degree in a discipline that contributes to better understanding of issues around wildlife conservation and zoonotic spillover prevention such as public health, biological sciences, social sciences, veterinary sciences, laboratory sciences, economics, and environmental sciences, among others. Fellows must be able to commit 5-10 hours a week for asynchronous learning sessions, live virtual discussions, face-to-face workshops, and actual conduct of research with teammates throughout the duration of the fellowship. All necessary travel expenses for in-person events will be covered by the fellowship program and small grants will be provided for research.
The United Nations defines One Health as “an integrated, unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimize the health of people, animals and ecosystems. It recognizes the health of humans, domestic and wild animals, plants, and the wider environment (including ecosystems) are closely linked and interdependent.” Hence, the One Health concept is collaborative, multi-sectoral, and transdisciplinary and works at local, regional, national, and global levels with focus on sustainable and preventive measures to reduce risks to health and wellbeing of humans, animals, and the environment. The importance of this approach is reinforced by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, being a zoonotic disease at the intersection of both human and animal health.