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The One Health concept recognises that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment.

UN agencies, including the World Health Organization, the World Organisation for Animal Health and the Food and Agriculture Organisation recognise that adopting a ‘One Health’ approach is key to  meeting grand challenges to our health such as climate change and antimicrobial resistance.

The Centre for One Health (COH)  places sustaining human health, animal health and environmental health at the centre of public policy through teaching, research and advocacy.  We recognise the dependence of human and animal health on our environment, and promote the concept that health and well-being is the most important resource that we derive from our environment.

The Centre for One Health  is an integral part of the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway and brings together experts in human health, animal health, microbiology, infectious diseases, agriculture, environmental policy, social marketing and behavioural change from within and outside NUI Galway.

Members of the COH have cross-cutting interests across the three thematic areas Human Health, Animal Health and Environmental Health. COH researchers and their research  groups are organised into the themes of their primary research focus below. More information is available by clicking through the thematic links.


Director - Dr Dearbhaile Morris

Development Officer - Dr Louise O'Connor

Communications Officer - Dr Liam Burke

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