‘Strong and sustainable One Health the University Network throughout Thailand by 2020’

  • Build, develop, and expand One Health University Network of Thailand
  • Develop and exchange skilled One Health professionals between universities and involved agencies
  • Support trans-disciplinary collaboration within and between universities and involved agencies
  • Promote research employing One Health approach to promote the health of humans, animals and environment
  • Coordinate with other related One Health Networks in region of South East Asia

 

In 2014, the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) was launched to “accelerate progress towards a world safe and secure from global health threats posed by infectious disease.” A central component of the GHSA strategy is building the capacity of the global health workforce to prevent, detect, and respond to emerging infectious diseases. Beyond the concentrated attention in the GHSA Action Package dedicated to workforce development, there are milestones throughout the 11 Action Packages which aim to equip a new, transformed, transdisciplinary workforce with the tools and capacities needed for quick detection, action and collaboration across sectors to prevent and stop disease where it starts.

The USAID One Health Workforce (OHW) Project, also launched in 2014, aims to achieve such a workforce transformation. Focusing on two infectious disease hot spot regions, Central and Eastern Africa and Southeast Asia, OHW strengthens training and educational programs in universities to create a skilled workforce in using a transdisciplinary approach known as One Health.  The One Health approach brings together disciplines such as medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, nursing, ecology to work together to more effectively address emerging challenges at the interface of animals, humans and the environment.  Emerging infectious diseases are one of the most pressing of such challenges.

THOHUN focuses on pre-service workforce training and strengthening outbreak response capacity. It collaboratively works with university partners, i.e. Tufts University and University of Minnesota, and South East Asia University One Health Network (SEAOHUN) to conduct a number of activities to promote “One Health” concept in the Thai society at several levels. The regional network, SEAOHUN, is composed of 10 universities and 14 faculties from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia. These institutions have jointly exchanged academic resources and advance innovative teaching methodologies, as well as shared professional expertise.

THOHUN

Faculty of Associate Medical Sciences

Faculty of Economics

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Nursing

Faculty of Pharmacy

Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Faculty of Public Health

College of Public Health Sciences

Faculty of Nursing

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Faculty of Veterinary Science

Faculty of Environment

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Faculty of Veterinary Technology

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Associate Medical Sciences

Faculty of Dentistry

Faculty of Nursing

Faculty of Public Health 

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

ASEAN Institute for Health Development

Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital

Ramathibodi School of Nursing

Faculty of Environment and Resource studies

Faculty of Nursing

Faculty of Public Health

Faculty of Veterinary Science

Faculty of Tropical Medicine

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Faculty of Environmental Management

Faculty of Veterinary Science 

Faculty of Nursing

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The School of Global Studies

Faculty of Public Health

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Pharmacy

Faculty of Informatics

Faculty of Public Health

Faculty of Veterinary Science 

Faculty of Nursing

Faculty of Architecture Urban Design and Creative Arts

HRH Princess Chulabhorn College of Medical Science

Faculty of Medicine and Public Health

Akkhraratchakumari Veterinary College

International College of Dentistry

International College

School of Management

School of Nursing

School of Political Science and Law

School of Science

School of Engineering and Resources

School of Liberal Arts

School of Architecture and Design

School of Allied Health Sciences

School of Public Health

School of Informatics

School of Agricultural Technology

School of Pharmacy

School of Medicine

Thus far, THOHUN comprises of two founding members: Mahidol University and Chiang Mai University, and other eight university members from each region consisting of Chulalongkorn University, Kasetsart University, Khon Kaen University, Prince of Songkla University, Thammasat University, Mahasarakham University, Chulabhorn Royal Academy, and Walailak University. It also established THOHUN National Coordinating Office (THOHUN-NCO) to facilitate and assist THOHUN members in conducting activities to foster One Health concept and approach.

 

New THOHUN branding has been designed in the same concept of the previous logo but in the proportion or size and quality as well as USAID and other logos of HUNs. The branding composes of symbolic elements that represented interconnection of animal, human and environment, which is represented by blue color THOHUN, denoting unity, collaborative effort, and holistic health. The Thai flag in the letter “O” infers Thai nationality and full name of network is in grey/green color and underneath the logo.

Identity of THOHUN can be seen from its logo composed of four symbolic elements, e.g. the animal and human footprints heading together to the same direction infers equality; the four-rays’ star of Clover leaf within the letter “U” denotes unity, initiative, fortune, and environment; the national flag circular ban hints the Thai identity; and the human holding hands together signifies collaboration.

This website is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of the Thailand One Health University Network (THOHUN) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.