Unveiling the Impact of One Health: Inside Swiss Tropical and Public Health

The Cornell Club of Switzerland will visit the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) on Saturday, 9 March 2024. Join us on this special occasion to learn about its history and work. We are delighted to provide you with additional details about this exceptional tour.

About Lisa

Lisa Crump (Cornell B.S., 1982 CALS Animal Science) has worked as a veterinary epidemiologist at Swiss TPH for 15 years. In addition to leading a tour of their state-of-the-art new headquarters, Lisa will share insights from the work of her research group in Africa and Asia to highlight the relevance, challenges, and opportunities of One Health in today’s connected and complicated world.

The Goal of One Health

One Health applies integrated participatory approaches by bringing together diverse stakeholders, including academics and technical experts, community members, and policy/government decision-makers, to solve complex problems related to health and development. Examples of such ‘wicked’ problems are climate change, biodiversity loss, antimicrobial resistance and also inequality, discrimination, government effectiveness, and corruption, all of which contribute heavily to the sphere of public health.

Our Visit

During our event on 9 March, Lisa will present a few examples from their project work to illustrate the added value of collaboration in using integrated approaches. The positive outcomes achieved may be a reduced health risk and improved health and well-being of humans and animals. Still, there can also be financial savings, reduced time to detection of disease outbreaks that lead to effective public health action, or increased ecosystem resilience. The presentation will include a short excerpt from the documentary film ‘La Fabrique des Pandémies’ (French with English subtitles).

Following the visit to Swiss Tropical and Public Health, there will be an optional lunch at nearby Restaurant AMBIENTE (order from the menu with self-payment).

After lunch, join Jean Carol for a short walking tour of the up-and-coming Bachgrabengebiet, especially the Swiss Innovation Park, which is becoming an internationally recognized location for innovative research and development in biotechnology, life sciences, public health, and digital health.

You are cordially invited to join us for the tour (including presentation and Q&A), lunch, and the walk through the Swiss Innovation Park on 9 March!

See you there!

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