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The International Veterinary Students' Association launches Standing Committee on One Health website


The International Veterinary Students' Association (IVSA), Standing Committee on One Health (SCOH) have just launched a new page created by students for the benefit of all. This is the latest in initiative by the committee to better disseminate information. Toolkit, journals and much more can be found on the website. If you have any ideas on how to better it, please feel free to contact IVSA or SCOH through the Facebook page, as One Health is an ever evolving movement so will the new website.

Link to website for the Standing Committee on One Health

Link to website for International Veterinary Students' Association

IVSA (International Veterinary Student Association) launches its Standing Committee on One Health


"SCOH is a Standing Committee of the International Veterinary Students’ Association (IVSA) which was founded at the 62nd IVSA Congress in Utrecht, The Netherlands, based on the proposal of Pim Polak (IVSA The Netherlands). SCoH is one of three IVSA Standing Committees, the others being the Animal Welfare Committee and the Standing Committee on Veterinary Education (SCoVE). The first Chair of SCOH was Theofanis Liatis (IVSA Thessaloniki), who served also as a Member of ExCo 2013/2014 (Veterinary Public Health Director).

The one health concept is directly related to one of IVSA’s objectives, as stated in the Constitution, namely to “Encourage veterinary students to use their knowledge and abilities for the benefit of both animals and humans”. The role of SCOH is twofold: One Health & Veterinary Public Health. This committee aims to promote the importance of One Health and the interdisciplinary collaboration between vets and other public health related scientists as well as awareness of the role of Veterinary Public Health. The role of SCOH is important for IVSA and its members, as it broadens the collaborations of vets, spreads knowledge of veterinary public health, provides opportunities in this sector and promotes activity of the members within local and global projects."

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