Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH)
NCOH aims for an integrated One Health approach to tackle the global risk of infectious diseases.
The challenges we face concerning health and environmental issues with regard to infectious diseases affect daily life. Human, veterinary, wildlife, and ecosystem health are closely interrelated. To face the global risk of infectious diseases and develop durable solutions regarding grand societal health challenges, like pandemic preparedness and antibiotic resistance, an integrated One Health approach is a must.
In NCOH top leading academic research institutes from the Netherlands combine multidisciplinary research on public, veterinary, wildlife, and ecosystem health. This science-driven partnership focuses its research and increase of knowledge on antibiotic resistance, emerging infectious diseases, smart farming and healthy ecosystems with a shared focus on infectious diseases. It stimulates collaboration between academic and research institutes, governments, non-governmental organisations, public health institutes, and industrial partners, from the Netherlands and beyond.
For development of concrete solutions to these One Health challenges, NCOH has a common Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) that defines multiple Solution Sets and research aimed at improving key-enabling research infrastructures. The Solution Sets – preferably developed in co-creation with private partners - are a combination of projects that span from predictive and fundamental research to preventive strategies, treatment strategies, and policy-oriented research (patient/host and population).