Standing Committee on One Health

Standing Committee on One Health

The role of the Standing Committee on One Health (SCOH) is twofold: One Health & Veterinary Public Health. The committee aims to promote the importance of One Health and the interdisciplinary collaboration between vets and other One Health related scientists as well as awareness of the role of Veterinary Public Health. SCOH is important for IVSA and its members, as it broadens the collaborations of vets, spreads knowledge of veterinary public health, provides opportunities in this sector and promotes activity of the members within local and global projects.


Spread the One Health message to all veterinary students

Educate the general public about One Health

Create and maintain collaborations with other student organisations according to the interdisciplinary approach of One Health


Veterinary Public Health Journal

The Veterinary Public Health Journal (VPHJ) is a scientific journal where all students can publish One Health related articles. Each journal focuses on a specific topic to highlight current events and raise awareness on specific One Health issues. The VPHJ has been established in 2014 and there are already 15 issues of the journal published.

In the future, SCOH Publications Team is looking to work with other One Health Organisations and Partner Organisations to promote the journal and cooperate in creating articles and relevant educational information for the journal.

World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day takes place on September 28th every year. SCOH encourages students to raise awareness within their Member Organisations and the general public. The committee wants to motivate MOs and individuals to establish projects and events that will help educate people to join the fight against rabies.

All campaign entries will be promoted in the VPHJ as well as across the SCOH social media platforms.

One Health Day

One Health Day is a global event promoted by the One Health Commission organized to emphasize the importance of One Health. SCOH will be engaged in their event with a global contribution of our own, as well as encouraging participation from our local MOs.


Stop Tuberculosis Day

Every year collaborations between various global organizations work to promote different aspects of the importance of fighting against tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is still a dangerous disease, especially in matters of antimicrobial resistance. SCOH, together with partner organizations, creates a global campaign for collaborating organizations to participate in.

Antimicrobial Resistance

AMR is one of the hot topics in one health and the public health community. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released another resolution and published a global action plan. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), as well, will be releasing a new AMR campaign later this year.

IVSA feels the responsibility to contribute to this important issue. In collaboration with IPSF and IFMSA, we create a global campaign and encourage our local MOs to follow suit and set up their own local projects.

Food Safety Day

Healthy animals mean safer food. One of the main veterinarians’ work is to keep food safe. SCOH has begun creating awareness on food safety by establishing a new campaign at the World Food Safety Day, 7th June. New collaborations and partnerships are our goals for this year campaign.


Chair and Committee Structure


Committee Structure

Chair of Committee: Maryam Zakariya, email:



Assist the chair, especially with meetings and documents.

  • Scheduling committee meetings, checking in with the chair, project managers and committee members.

  • Confirming meeting agenda with chair and project managers and communicating this to all committee members before meeting day.

  • Sending reminders about meeting date and time to all members.

  • Taking minutes during monthly committee meetings and other important meetings.

  • Assisting the chair according to their request.


Project Manager (2x):

Plan committee projects, ensure committee members involved in ongoing projects, and ensure all projects progress.

  • Planning ideas/proposals for committee projects and sharing them with the team, including objectives, project scope, roles and responsibilities.

  • Preparing a detailed project plan to schedule key project milestones, workstreams & activities.

  • Providing a clear timeline of events and deadlines of the projects for committee members.

  • Assisting and monitoring the ongoing projects (i.e.: send reminders and follow up with all ongoing tasks).

  • Sending reports of events or completed projects to the chair and publication team.

  • Collaborating with the Research team to conduct events and share contents with updated topics.

  • Executing other tasks or projects assigned by the chair.


Research Team (2x):

Work in content creation in all educational materials in committees and brainstorming main topics for the events.

  • Providing factual and interesting educational materials for SCOH routine posts in collaboration with social media managers.

  • Brainstorming with the project manager to conduct events to educate and discuss any One Health Topics (i.e.: Essay, quiz competition, surveys, study case challenges, workshop, etc.)

  • Revising any educational material before publications.

  • Executing other tasks or projects assigned by the chair.


Publication Team (2x):

In charge of journals and newsletter and other resource materials to be published.

  • Creating the SCOH section in IVSA Journal, together with the social media managers.

  • Collecting the reports from the project manager of activities after they took place. 

  • Creating and building connections with other One Health organizations through journal (i.e: interview with OH/VPH expert).

  • Creating other media for publication of any SCOH activities (for example: we may have some newsletter or educational post).

  • Execute other tasks or projects assigned by the chair.


Ambassador Manager (2x):

Work in content creation in all educational materials in committees and brainstorming main topics for the events.

  • Managing the open call for new ambassadors and preparing the requirements of the  application.

  • Keeping in contact with ambassadors and also the ambassador partners.

  • Helping ambassadors in the projects they are working in and ensuring their visibility. 

  • Organizing meetings with ambassadors together with the chair. 

  • Executing other tasks or projects assigned by the chair.


Social Media Manager (3x):

Creating posting schedules to share updated, consistent and relevant information of SCOH efficiently.

  • Sharing SCOH opportunities/recruitment posts, links, document drive in relevant groups.

  • Help committee members to visualize information to make it well-delivered and more engaging.

  • Plan the aesthetics of our social media (Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Youtube, etc).

  • Creating graphics for committee activities, such as announcement posters, routine posts, certificates, etc.  

  • Collaborating with the research team to create informative and well designed content.

  • Executing other tasks or projects assigned by the chair.


Liaison Officer

The Liaison Officer position functions as a link between SCOH and Regions & Communities and aims to facilitate collaboration.Be in all of the communities

  • Understand the ongoing projects of the communities

  • Seek out collaboration with the communities and regions

  • Have meetings with the IVSA secretaries and liaison officers to disseminate information about SCOH

  • Send content of the committee for the IVSA bulletin to IVSA Secretaries

  • Attend Regional meetings and provide Committee updates.


External Relations Manager:

  • Maintains the relationship between SCOH and its current partners/sponsors

  • Create new partnerships and sponsorships for SCOH

  • Ensure the committee’s MOUs with its current partners/sponsors are up to date and that SCOH is fulfilling their responsibilities 

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