27 Feb 2014

One Health weds the Doctor to the Veterinary to the Ecologist!

Submitted by ohsadmin

The One Health wedding cake.On the 12th of February 2014, the National Agency for Education arranged a conference for secon­­­dary school teachers in science and technology, in the city of Västerås. One Health Sweden held a work­­shop on One Health and how to work with this topic in schools. A wed­ding cake (two metres in dia­meter!) decorated with symbols of infectious disease, transmission routes and antibiotic resistance, was on display to stimulate interest and inspire discussions. The response was very strong, and many wanted to learn more, use SVAvet in their teaching and get more tips on how these issues can be treated in the classroom.

To create an understanding for One Health among high school students, One Health Sweden has produced a thematic issue on One Health, “SVAvet - Infectious diseases in a changing world” with a manual for teachers. The educational material is in Swedish and is offered at no cost to all high schools via www.utbudet.se.