One Health Webinar: Introduction to One Health and AMR

The Malaysia One Health University Network (MyOHUN) in collaboration with Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) cordially invites you to the Webinar.

2. The objectives of the Webinar are:

  • to introduce One Health Concept
  • to understand roles of veterinary and public health personnel in One Health
  • to correlate antimicrobial resistance problem with One Health

3. The date and details for the Webinar:

First session
📚Theme : Introduction to One Health and Anti-Microbial Resistance
📜Date : 5th September 2020 (Saturday)
🕓Time : 10.00a.m. – 12.30p.m.

Second session
📚Theme : COVID-19 Pandemic
📜Date : 12th September 2020 (Saturday)
🕓Time : 2.00p.m. – 4.30p.m.

Third session
📚Theme : Zoonotic Diseases
📜Date : 19th September 2020 (Saturday)
🕓Time : 2.00p.m. – 4.30p.m.

4. Participation in the Webinar is free

All the participants are required to confirm their attendance by completing the online registration form via the following link: https://forms.gle/3TeoJH1FVwfufkrB6. Additional information regarding this workshop, please do not hesitate to contact: 

Raja Khairul Adli, Project Manager, MyOHUN NCO Email: eddie@myohun.com  

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nurul Azmawati Email: drnurul@usim.edu.my

We look forward to your students’ favorable response by 4 September 2020 via the online registration form. We hope that they will be able to join us in the Webinar and make it a successful and fruitful affair.

The 5th One Health Biorisk Management Case-based Learning – Anthrax Risk Assessment” – Malaysian Case Study focusing on BRM One Health

AUGUST 31, 2020 AT 8:00 PM ICT (9:00 PM Malaysia Time)

Vietnam One Health University Network (VOHUN) in collaboration with U.S. Department of Defense Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) will host the fifth session on Monday, August 31st , 2020 at 8:00 PM ICT and 9:00 AM EDT. Dr. Subhash J. Bhore, Senior Associate Professor, IFBA Certified Professional from the Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology (AIMST), Malaysia will present a case study on Anthrax from a BRM One Health perspective. Anthrax remains a severely under-reported disease in Africa, Asia, and South America, where humans frequently butcher and eat animals infected with B anthracis. Anthrax is frequently fatal in domestic and wild animals and large outbreaks can occur in both groups. Anthrax can also be lethal in humans, causing overwhelming gastrointestinal or pulmonary disease. Taking a BRM One-Health approach that promotes communication between different disciplines to achieve optimal health of people, animals, and the environment is crucial. The session will include guest panelists from Vietnam, Malaysia and the U.S to answer questions and provide expertise and perspectives on Anthrax and Biorisk Management concepts. Sandia National Laboratories will provide technical subject expertise on Biorisk Management related to the case study.Session 5 SOUTHEAST ASIA SESSION [90 minutes]Monday, August 31 (USA)/ (SE, Asia)US: 9:00 AM EDT 7:00 AM MDT, 6:00 AM PDT Southeast Asia: 8:00 PM ICT

Please register at: https://bit.ly/310SifN

SEAOHUN 2020 Small Grants Program

“CALL FOR APPLICATIONS” Join us for the opportunity to win the #SEAOHUN2020Smallgrants! The Southeast Asia One Health University Network (#SEAOHUN) #smallgrants offers funding for innovative field research, curriculum development, and training implementation in #OneHealth related fields. SEAOHUN encourages the SEAOHUN faculty members from its member universities (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam) or expansion country (Myanmar) to apply. If you have passion to contribute to One Health core competencies and building of a network with people and organizations in this field, please visit https://www.seaohun.org/small-grants or contact us for more information at olesya@seaohun.orgThe application deadline is 16 August 2020.

SEAOHUN 2020 Scholarship

SEOHUN 2020 Scholarship

The Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN) offers scholarships for students
to pursue international Master’s degrees in One Health-related fields at approved academic
institutions in Southeast Asia. These scholarships support students and professionals who will
promote and implement One Health principles, and who may not otherwise be able to pursue
their first graduate-level studies to advance their careers.

REQUIREMENT

  • Be citizens SEAOHUN member countries (Cambodia, Indonesia,
  • Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam), or expansion countries
  • (Bangladesh and Myanmar).
  • Plan a career in human, animal, or environmental health, applying
  • One Health concept.
  • Be 35 years or younger at the time of application.
  • Proved of acceptance in SEAOHUN scholarship eligible programs
  • is required prior to an award is given.

Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Scholarship Announcement: July 2020
Download Call for Applications : https://bit.ly/SEAOHUNscholarship

COVID-19 Digital Awareness Challenge.

Dear MyOHUN Members/Friends,

Calling all students!

The One Health-Next Generation (OHW-NG) Project is pleased to announce the COVID-19 Digital Awareness Challenge.

Submission Deadline: 14 June, 2020

What we are looking for
Digital content ( ex., poster, flyer, cartoon, 2-3min videos) to answer at least one of the following
questions:

• What is COVID-19?
• How is the COVID-19 transmitted?
• How to prevent individuals from getting infected?
• What message would you share with your community about COVID-19?

Submission process:
You can submit your application to: https://forms.gle/RxxqHfqqEncPt4MS6 or using the QR code
Rules:

  • All students both undergraduate and graduate from the SEA countries are welcome to participate
    individually or in group.
  • All students should follow government regulations (confinement, social distancing, masks, ..). Any
    submissions that break governmental guidelines would be excluded.
  • Submissions must be original content. If submission is not in English, please also submit a translation
    or a summary in English. Content should be appropriate for all literacy levels.
    Review Criteria: Submissions will be judged by a panel on the strength, relevance and artwork and
    communication skills. All students are welcome to participate. Multidisciplinary teams are highly
    encouraged.
    A winner will be selected for each of the following material:

1- Best video
2- Best flyer/poster
3- Most innovative digital content

Prizes will be available (will not exceed $4000) and selected submission will be published on OHW-NG
digital platforms and websites.

For more information, please see the attached flyer or email Mr. Shafik Anizar at the National Coordinating Office at shafik@myohun.com

Download the pdf version

MyOHUN Stay at Home

These are dark times for Malaysia, but we as Malaysian should never give up and
should stay vigilant and support each other facing the threat of COVID-19. Our government came out with a Movement Control Order (MCO) to curb this threat.

As mention above, during the period of MCO, MyOHUN National Coordinating Office
will be closed until 14 April 2020. All the NCO members will work from home can still be contacted via email. We apologized in advance for all the inconveniences that occurred during the period. We pray and hope that this threat will end soon.

Our highest and most appreciative thank you to our frontliners that work non-stop to
stop COVID-19 and bring back peaceful Malaysia. We pray that all of you stay strong
and may all of us prevailed.

StayAtHome #thankyouFrontliners

PENYERTAAN SEBAGAI SUKARELAWAN BAGI PENGENDALIAN KES COVID 19 DI FASILITI KKM

Mesej untuk mendapatkan khidmat sukarelawan ini dipanjangkan kepada anggota Kesihatan dan Perubatan swasta seperti Pakar Perubatan, Pegawai Perubatan, Jururawat, Penolong Pegawai Perubatan dan lain-lain, yang ingin membantu KKM dalam menangani wabak Covid-19 dalam pelbagai skop perkhidmatan dan pelbagai cara mengikut bidang atau kemahiran anggota kes berkenaan.

Khidmat sukarelawan amat diperlukan untuk menjalankan perkhidmatan di bawah:

  1. Menjalankan saringan demam di Fasiliti Kesihatan Awam (Public Health Facilities) seperti di Klinik Kesihatan, Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah, KLIA dan sebagainya.
    atau
  2. Menjalankan tugas-tugas di hospital yang terlibat dengan pengendalian kes:
    a) Bukan COVID 19 di Wad dan Jabatan Medikal,Ortopedik,Surgical, dan lain-lain akibat kesesakan pesakit COVID 19 di Hospital COVID
    b) COVID-19 bagi pakar /pegawai yang berpengalaman tertakluk kepada keperluan semasa

Kepada mereka yang ingin berbakti sebagai sukarelawan di fasiliti kesihatan awam seperti di klinik kesihatan, pejabat kesihatan daerah, KLIA dan sebagainya, sila lengkapkan google form di bawah:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnO5pPnHNCFlQ9QnaNk224JI0nZBcvNh4wKasLFpxfbAsMKQ/viewform?usp=pp_url

Kepada yang ingin berbakti sebagai sukarelawan di hospital KKM, sila lengkapkan google form di bawah ini:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTmWCBfjKeKK8pLHU26HAsZPn3pIbs8LzXESb9Jx7gKyxJLg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Mereka yang sedang berkhidmat sama ada di sektor awam mahupun swasta, kebenaran Ketua Jabatan atau majikan hendaklah diperolehi terlebih dahulu.

Syarat-syarat menyertai khidmat sukarelawan ini adalah:
1) Berdaftar dengan badan profesional yang mengawal selia amalan pemohon; (bagi yang berkaitan)
2) Sihat tubuh badan & tidak mempunyai masalah kesihatan yang tidak terkawal.
3) Sanggup bertugas di lokasi yang memerlukan.
4) Tiada sejarah melawat ke negara/lokasi wabak COVID-19 atau menjadi kontak rapat kepada kes positif COVID-19 dalam jangkamasa 14 hari sebelum bertugas.

Sekian, terima kasih.

NATIONAL CRISIS PREPAREDNESS RESPONSE CENTER, KEMENTERIAN KESIHATAN MALAYSIA

SEAOHUN 2020 Fellowship Program

“CALL FOR APPLICATIONS” Opportunity to join SEAOHUN 2020 Fellowship!


The Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN) Fellowship Program places young professionals in academic and research institutions, government, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations, to gain practical experience working on One Health issues in Southeast Asia. SEAOHUN encourages young professionals who passion for One Health with at least a Bachelor’s Degree from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam to apply.
Learn more about the SEAOHUN fellowship program and eligibility requirement please visit  www.seaohun.org/fellowship. If you are interested but unsure about eligibility? just contact us at fellowship@seaohun.org. The application deadline is March 25, 2020.

About the fellowship 

SEAOHUN fellows are drawn from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. They come from eight countries and have experience working in academia, government and non-governmental organizations. They are doctors, veterinarians, scientists and life-science researchers.

By providing opportunities for health professionals to gain hands-on experience contributing to One Health-related projects, the fellowship program equips them to better prevent, detect and respond to new, emerging, and re-emerging infectious disease threats.

SEAOHUN Fellowship Program supported 18 fellows in 2017–2018 to gain first-hand experience performing One Health-related work under the mentorship of the experts helping to open up and broaden their perspectives about the One Health collaboration at various levels, ranging from local to regional.

What the fellowship includes

• A monthly stipend, round-trip tickets to and from the host organization.
• Placement and mentoring by the host organization for three to five months.
• Eligibility criteria:

Download Fellowship Program Poster

Download Call for Applications 

Call for abstracts on 2019 n-CoV

As we’re confronted daily with news stories about the novel coronavirus 2019 (2019 n-CoV) outbreak, the seventh coronavirus is known to infect humans, the 6th World One Health Congress could not come at a more significant time. With more cases being reported every day the race is on to contain the outbreak and scientists are at the heart of the effort. 

The 6th World One Health Congress offers a unique and valuable opportunity to bring together scientific experts of all the relevant disciplines, to share and discuss their findings. The Congress organizers have therefore added a separate session on the 2019 n-CoV to the program. 

The WOHC2020 2019 n-CoV special session is specifically calling for abstracts with an emphasis on 

  • Pathogenesis and clinical manifestations
  • Virology and epidemiology
  • Intervention strategies (diagnostics, vaccines, antivirals, antibodies and biological response modifiers)
  • Clinical and outbreak management

Submit your late breaker / 2019 n-CoV abstract

Please visit the World One Health Congress website for more info

Novel Coronavirus 2019 Has a Name: The Deadly Disease Is Covid-19

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva they officially name the deadly Novel Coronavirus 2019 as Covid-19, short of “Coronavirus Disease 19”,

It comes after the death toll from the virus passed 1,000. Tens of thousands of people have been infected.

Dr. Ghebreyesus called on the world to fight the new virus as aggressively as possible.

The word coronavirus refers to the group of viruses it belongs to, rather than the latest strain.

The virus itself has been designated SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.

Researchers have been calling for an official name to avoid confusion and stigmatisation of any group or country.

“We had to find a name that did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people, and which is also pronounceable and related to the disease,” the WHO chief said.

“Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatising. It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks.”

The new name is taken from the words “corona”, “virus” and “disease”, with 2019 representing the year that it emerged (the outbreak was reported to the WHO on 31 December)…

Read more at BBC News official site

Below is data taken from the Malaysiakini website – UPDATED 09.30AM | FEB 13|

Here’s what we know so far: (The number of cases detected, deaths, recoveries and countries affected are accurate as of the time of writing.)

Global death toll: 1,363. All patients in mainland China except 1 China national in the Philippines and 1 in Hong Kong.

Number of confirmed cases: Over 60,062 globally, of this 59,539* are in mainland China, 5,680 recovered

Malaysia has recorded 18 cases, 0 deaths, recoveries