Last Friday, 27 February 2020, a total of 40 students from the Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) accompanied by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nurul Azmawati Mohamed visited the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine to learn more about animal-borne diseases as well as how to detect and respond to it. The visit emphasized the importance of collaboration between human, animal, and environmental
health to cater to zoonotic diseases. MyOHUN representatives, Prof. Dr. Latiffah Hassan and Dr. Nur Indah Ahmad were present to share some knowledge about zoonotic diseases.
Zoonotic diseases are complex and unique in their own way. A simple yet effective approach such as
One Health concept is a very much needed solution to tackle such complexity. In order to implement
and apply this approach, one must know the core of One Health, which is the balanced link between
human-animal-environment health as one unit. MyOHUN, as the ambassador for One Health in
Malaysia believes that the knowledge of One Health should be fostered and promote through
education and training.
The students also visited the University Veterinary Hospital to learn about the facilities and services provided by the hospital.