Network for Evaluation of One Health

Working Group 2

WG Leader: Dr Sara Savic (Serbia)

WG Vice-Leader: Prof Maria Vang Johansen (Denmark)

The application of the framework, protocol and index is coordinated by WG2.

WG2 members aim to use or facilitate access to available primary and secondary datasets stemming from ongoing One Health projects they are involved in (e.g. data on One Health education, international surveillance networks, use of antibiotics, zoonotic disease control, etc). They apply the One Health evaluation handbook developed in WG1 in their institutions and local networks and actively create opportunities for the testing of the framework, index and protocol.

A Training School on the application of the evaluation handbook was conducted from the 29th of June 2016 to the 1st of July 2016 in Novi Sad, Serbia, which was attended by 30 NEOH participants. The participants familiarised themselves with the evaluation approaches elaborated and spent time refining the evaluation designs for their case studies. Until the end of the year 2016, the case study leaders and their collaborators are working on the implementation of the evaluations with the aim to produce evaluation results and reports by the end of the year. The next full NEOH meeting will serve the purpose of presenting and discussing the case study results; it will take place on the 16th – 17th  of January 2017 in Malta. After this meeting the results will be shared with participants of WG3 for a meta-analysis and written up for submissions to peer-reviewed journals.

The list of NEOH case studies including the description of the context, evaluation question, evaluation approach and timeplan can be found here.