Category Archives: One Health One Medicine

MOOCs Are Growing More Popular. Here’s How to Make Them Better.

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
April 12, 2018

Last year, 81 million people signed up for a Massive Online Open Course.[1] It’s easy to see why these online classes are so popular. Most are free and open to anyone. So they’re a cheap and flexible way for students and professionals to gain new skills and advance their careers.[2] But nearly nine in ten […]

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As Climate Change Intensifies, So Does the Need for Veterinarians

By Calum Macpherson, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Director of Research at St. George's University
October 5, 2017

Diseases that spread from animals to humans are far more sensitive to changing climate patterns than animal- and human-only pathogens, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Liverpool.[1] That means many of these diseases — referred to as zoonoses — will spread faster and farther in coming years. Veterinarians will play […]

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Prevent Epidemics with a “One Health” Approach

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
June 5, 2017

A new Zika outbreak could have already started — and we likely wouldn’t know it yet. A recent study published in Nature concludes that the virus spread for months before infections were first reported in South America.[1] Fortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced a new, faster method of determining whether mosquitoes […]

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