News - February 4, 2016

Minister opens One Health research centre

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Albert Sikkema

The Dutch Centre for One Health (NCOH) will be opened today by Edith Schippers, minister of Public Health, Welfare and Sport. In this virtual centre Wageningen UR is going to work together with University Utrecht and three medical centres in the field of health issues.

Important research themes of One Health centre are combating antibiotic resistance, combating new infectious diseases (such as the zika-virus), a healthy animal husbandry and the spread of diseases in ecosystems.

During the opening of the centre, in The Hague this afternoon, the British professor David Heymann, head of the Centre on Global Health Security, will give a talk, presumably on the research on combating the zika-virus.