The Department of Environmental and Global Health, University of Florida has recently won an US National Institute of Health grant to partner in applying One Health principals in studying complex zoonotic disease problems in Mongolia: http://www.fic.nih.gov/News/Pages/2013-framework-innovation-awards.aspx?utm_campaign=ghm&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ghmoct2013 https://ufhealth.org/news/2013/university-florida-receives-new-grant-address-zoonotic-diseases-mongolia
One Health thinking seeks to include human, animal and environmental experts in problem solving. The specific aims of this project are to 1) identify the risks and conditions associated with zoonotic disease morbidity in Mongolia; 2) by employing modern technologies available at a large multidisciplinary US university and following a cross-disciplinary team approach, develop innovative One Health strategies to solve zoonotic disease problems in Mongolia; 3) following a train-the-trainer approach, transfer novel prevention and control techniques to regional public, animal, and environmental health professionals throughout Mongolia; and 4) translate scientific findings into prevention practices or products that will help to reduce the burden of zoonotic diseases among pastoral people worldwide.
From the Mongolian side the Mongolian Academy of Medical Sciences has been selected to coordinate the collaborating institutions in Mongolia. Prof. P. Nymadawa will serve as principal investigator in Mongolia.