SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute (SDGHI)
The WOHC 2022 is hosted by SDGHI, which has a mandate to improve health outcomes and achieve health equity for all people; through multidisciplinary research and training to address transnational health issues, determinants and solutions across the ASEAN region and beyond.
Established in 2018 as a joint institute of SingHealth and Duke-NUS Medical School, SDGHI harnesses the strengths and expertise of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre to advance global health activity in the region in collaboration with its network of partners.
About the World One Health Congress
The World One Health Congress (WOHC) is the world's premier Congress to advance the One Health agenda. The Congress leverages the experience of the One Health Platform (OHP) to profile and advance trans-disciplinary efforts that further our collective understanding of animal-human disease transmission alongside their social and environmental determinants. The WOHC takes place biennially, attracting professionals from academic institutions, civil society, national governments, the private sector and multilateral organisations. Leading scientists and policymakers come together to share learning across diverse disciplines, including epidemiology and disease surveillance, animal production and trade, food safety, animal science, human health, environmental science/ecology and global health security.
Why One Health
One health is a global movement underpinned by the interdependence between humans, animals and the environment. COVID-19 has exemplified how instability at the human-animal-ecosystem interface brought about by the rapid pace of globalisation, population mobility, animal trade and the loss of biodiversity can result in profound health, social and economic consequences. Similar disruptions have resulted in the introduction and dissemination of a wide range of new and re-emerging diseases, accelerated antimicrobial resistance, compromised human and animal health systems and unprecedented threats to global health security. Integrated and well-coordinated regional and global efforts are essential to predict, prepare, and respond to crises and ensure our planet's healthy and sustainable future.