One Health Young Leaders and Communicators 2023

Written By :

Category :

Report of Activities

Posted On :

Share This :

One Health Young Leaders and Communicators (OHYLC) program, organized by the Malaysia One Health University Network (MyOHUN), has successfully trained over 300 multidisciplinary students, and engaged international universities since 2016. This year, the program expands to Borneo Island in Sabah, offering a unique opportunity for 50 undergraduate students from medical, health sciences, veterinary, environmental, social sciences, and engineering faculties to collaborate and address One Health challenges. This program offers diverse activities, including the famous “Egg Drop” challenge, where participants are tasked with designing and constructing a device to protect an egg from a fall. This activity encourages creative problem- solving and emphasizes the importance of effective communication skills. Participants learn how to pitch their design and persuade others to invest in their product, honing their ability to deliver compelling messages and engage potential stakeholders. By incorporating such activities, the program equips students with the necessary communication skills to effectively convey ideas, collaborate with others, and garner support for their One Health initiatives. Interactive workshops, group projects, and field visits to Lok Kawi Wildlife Park provide participants with valuable insights into various wildlife species. Lok Kawi offers a unique opportunity to observe and learn about the diverse range of animals in their natural habitat. This experience enhances their awareness of the One Health approach by highlighting wildlife’s crucial role in maintaining ecological balance and its impact on human and animal health.