The work of the One Health Poultry Hub was well represented at the 7th World One Health Congress held in Singapore, with posters and oral presentations from Hub scientists. The biennial conference is a major event in the global One Health event.
The following Hub authored posters were presented:
- Esha, E.J. et al – One Health, multiple impacts: A review of 10 years of One Health work in Bangladesh and the region with a focus on the poultry industry in Bangladesh.
- Hedges, S. et al – Modelling the impact of antimicrobials on the chicken gut microbiome and the dynamics of resistance genes – example of colistin.
- Uddin, Md. H. et al – Characteristics of actors Involved in the live poultry trading in Bangladesh.
Hub investigators gave the following presentations:
- Professor Robyn Alders – Preventing pandemics, improving food security: sustainable control of vaccine preventable animal disease in resource-limited settings.
- Dr Abdullah Al Sattar – Barriers to comprehensive veterinary care in poultry farms in Bangladesh & their impact on rising antimicrobial resistance – a qualitative study
- Professor Dirk Pfeiffer – Eco-social system dynamics and emergence of infectious diseases.
In addition senior Hub investigators were much in evidence. In particular, Professor Alders chaired sessions entitled ‘Animal and human vaccines and other preventive interventions for pandemic preparedness’ and ‘Science of climate and ecological change of One Health’, and was a panellist in the session ‘Understanding the social context of One Health’. Professor David Heymann chaired a session entitled ‘One Health integrated surveillance: Novel data types and prototype systems’; Professor Barbara Haesler chaired a session entitled ‘The Lancet One Health Commission: One Health implementation, impact and evaluation’; and Professor Dirk Pfeiffer chaired a session entitled ‘Risk factors driving zoonotic infections’.