Network for Evaluation of One Health

Network for Evaluation of One Health (NEOH)

COST Action TD1404

Funded by COST from the 17 Nov 2014 to 16 Nov 2018

Human health and well-being are increasingly affected by global challenges such as malnutrition, emerging and endemic zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance and climate change. A One Health approach has been proposed to tackle the challenges through accepting that their complexity requires interdisciplinarity.



Several One Health initiatives have been implemented, such as the establishment of cross-sectoral coordination, communication and data sharing mechanisms, but no standardised methodology exists for quantitative evaluation of One Health activities.Therefore the Network for Evaluation of One Health (NEOH) aims to enable future quantitative evaluations of One Health activities and to further the evidence base by developing and applying a science-based evaluation protocol in a community of experts (See our Memorandum of Understanding for more information).


Working Groups



Working Group 1

WG1 to develop (1) the overall evaluation framework, (2) a One Health index and (3) a protocol for systematic evaluation of One Health, taking into account various disciplinary perspectives and resulting complexity.

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Working Group 2

WG2 to apply the framework, protocol and index developed to different One Health initiatives (case studies) using primary and secondary datasets.

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Working Group 3

WG3 to conduct a meta-analysis of the available case study to facilitate international comparison and the elaboration of policy recommendations.

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Working Group 4

WG4 is responsible for seeking a dialogue with national governments, NGOs, research organisations, and industry throughout the project to ensure that the evidence produced addresses decision-makers’ needs.

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Alfresco is our internal collaboration platform


Workshop – Antimicrobial Resistance Special Session, McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health

Date: 16 June 2018   Deadline for registration: 1 May 2018 Location: Montreal, Canada Organiser: McGill University Summary: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been identified as one of the most urgent issues facing global health. LMIC will disproportionately be affected, because of the colossal burden of infectious diseases coupled with critical gaps in diagnostic infrastructure, infection control, antimicrobial […]

  • 16-06-2018

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Sixth International Conference on Agriculture and Food

Date: 20-24 June 2018 Abstract deadline: 30 April 2018 Location: Elenite, Bulgaria Organiser: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Union of Scientists in Bulgaria, Science & Education Foundation, Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops (Serbia) and Kazakh National Agrarian University   Summary: The purpose of this meeting is to bring together researchers and scientists with interests in agriculture, ecology and food […]

  • 20-06-2018

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5th International One Health Congress

Date:  22 – 25 June 2018 Location: Saskatoon, Canada Summary: The congress will build upon the excellent sessions and debates at previous International One Health Congresses organized in Melbourne, Bangkok and Amsterdam to give the floor to the most renowned experts and researchers. Since the first congress in 2011, the One Health approach has been increasingly accepted […]

  • 22-06-2018

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ANH Academy Week 2018

3rd Annual Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy Week Abstract Deadline: 11 February 2018. Date: 25 – 29 June 2018 Location: Accra, Ghana. Summary:  The ANH Academy Week is an annual event to facilitate the sharing and learning of evidence on linkages between  agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health. It focuses on research to understand how we can […]

  • 25-06-2018

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  • NEOH represented at ISESSAH conference

Several NEOH members participated at the annual conference of the International Society for Economics and Social Sciences in Animal Health (ISESSAH) in Montpellier, France. On behalf of the consortium Simon Ruegg gave an oral presentation on the conclusions that could be drawn from the case studies published in the Frontiers Research Topic entitled: “Evaluation of […]

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  • Survival – New book out November 2018

One Health, One Planet, One Future Due to be published in November 2018 this evidence-based, transdisciplinary book by George R. Lueddeke, PhD, will be available in hard back and eBook format. Look out for a description of NEOH within the text! Further information and a discount code can be claimed here

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  • NEOH and COPBH survey on a potential new One Health / Ecohealth organisation -Please Complete

The European COST funded project: A Network for Evaluation of One Health (NEOH,, with around 240 members, alongside other initiatives has helped to generate considerable interest and excitement about One Health in Europe. The members of NEOH and some befriended organizations like the Belgian Community of Practice on Biodiversity & Health (COPBH) would like […]

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