December 13, 2023
Dear Colleagues, Partners, and Friends,
Looking back, 2023 was a year of growth and advancements at the One Health Trust. The bedrock of our work remains actionable research and initiatives that promote health and well-being for the planet and all its inhabitants.
We continued our mission to address the growing threat of drug resistance. Through the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (GARP) project, we advocated for preventive interventions such as immunization to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and its drivers. As a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Antimicrobial Resistance, we supported member states in assessing the implementation of their national strategies on AMR.
Together with OxygenForIndia partners, our team worked to prevent future medical oxygen crises in India, establishing a National Medical Oxygen Grid.
Our research this past year was published in leading scientific and policy journals and was covered in major media outlets. In addition to launching a joint PhD program in Data Sciences for Global Health, we held the first of many short courses to increase awareness and knowledge of One Health topics.
We are excited about what’s to come in the new year and believe 2024 will be a landmark year for AMR. The upcoming United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting aims to advance political commitment and targets to fight AMR. Together with partners and collaborators, we will work to amplify this call for action.
The second half of 2024 will also mark the opening of our One Health research, education, and event center in the Nimai Valley in India. This new campus will host global convenings and conversations on One Health research and policy and fill the need in the Global South for an institution to foster intellectual and creative collaboration among artists, policymakers, scholars, authors, practitioners, and scientists from around the world.
Please consider contributing to OHT for your end-of-year donations to support the endowment and research that will be based at our new center.
We wish you and your loved ones a peaceful and healthy holiday season and a happy 2024!
The One Health Trust Team