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, the interdisciplinary collaboration between vets and other One Health-related scientists, and awareness of the role of Veterinary Public Health. SCOH is important for IVSA and its members, as it broadens the collaborations of vets, spreads the knowledge of veterinary public health, provides opportunities in this sector and promotes the members' activity within local and global projects.SCOH spreads the knowledge of veterinary public health, provides opportunities in this sector and promotes members' activity 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.
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 tries to motivate MOs and individuals to establish projects and events to help educate people to join the fight against rabies.
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 creates awareness about One Health and encourages participation from our local MOs.
Stop Tuberculosis Day
Every year collaborations between various global organisations 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 creates a global campaign by sharing infographics, encouraging SCOH ambassadors to do the same and collaborating when needed.
Global AMR Youth Summit
AMR is one of the hot topics in one health and the public health community. IVSA feels the responsibility to contribute to this important issue. In collaboration with IPSF and IFMSA, we create a global campaign, usually a Global Youth Summit and encourage our local MOs to follow suit and set up their local projects.
Healthy animals mean safer food. One of the main veterinarians’ work is to keep food safe. SCOH has begun creating awareness of food safety by establishing a new campaign on the World Food Safety Day, 7th June. New collaborations and partnerships are our goals for this year's campaign.
The responsibilities of SCOH ambassadors are to promote the importance of One Health and the interdisciplinary collaboration between vets and other public health-related students and non-students, as well as awareness of the role of vets in public health, to encourage veterinary students to prepare the skills, including the hard skill and soft skill, to advocate One Health on a global scale and to provide opportunities on One Health and promote the activity of the members within local and global projects.
Activities carried out by Ambassadors include:
Promoting SCOH activities to their member organisations.
Creating awareness about One Health by carrying out activities selected by the Ambassador Managers.