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Integrating the One Health Approach in Philippine Health Sciences Education

PhilOHUN is committed to the development and capacity-building of the current and next generation members of the Philippine One Health workforce. Through the support of Chevron, Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), PhilOHUN adapted several One Health modules for use among university students and professionals alike as a step towards this goal.

A call for proposals was opened from the 10th to the 22nd of January 2022 where the Network received proposals from 5 universities: Central Luzon State University, Pampanga State Agricultural University, University of the Philippines Los Baños, University of the Philippines Manila and West Visayas State University. These proposals were all accepted and were eventually finalized as the following modules:

  • Fundamentals of Public Health

    • Proponents: Dr. Roderick Salvador and Dr. Romeo Gundran

    • Implementing institution: Central Luzon State University

  • Epidemiology and Risk Analysis

    • Proponents: Dr. Roderick Salvador and Dr. Romeo Gundran

    • Implementing institution: Central Luzon State University

  • Fundamentals of Infectious Diseases

    • Proponents: Asst. Prof. John Daniel P. Ong, Asst. Prof. Domini Theresa M. Pecundo and Asst. Prof. Renard M. Jamora

    • Implementing institution: University of the Philippines Los Baños

  • Infectious Disease Management

    • Proponents: Dr. Maria Fe S. Bulao, Dr. Neil C. Tanquilut, Dr. Remedios D. San Jose, Dr. Rogelio P. Carandang, Dr. Aris F. Miclat, Dr. Monica N. Gonzales, Dr. Maylen D. Pineda, Dr. Eunice C. Guevarra, Dr. Karen Chel Santos, Dr. James Vincent Dizon, Dr. Michael Nicdao, Dr. Zilpha Liwanag and Mr. Elmer Lacuesta

    • Implementing institution: Pampanga State Agricultural University

  • One Health Concepts and Knowledge: Focus on Technology-Driven Approach

    • Proponent: Dr. Michael L. Tee

    • Implementing institution: University of the Philippines Manila

  • A Proposed ASEAN Public Health Leadership Model and Best Practices Model Based on the Life and Writings of Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal

    • Proponents: Dr. Kristina Almonte and Mr. Napoleon G. Almonte

    • Implementing institution: West Visayas State University

The grant recipients had eight months to adapt and develop their modules, with each project team devising their own strategies to ensure the academic and technical quality of these modules. A webinar series entitled “One Health Approach in Health Sciences Education” was held from 1-3 September 2022 to pilot test these modules among the target audiences. During this three-day webinar series, the grant recipients engaged a total of 236 participants, many of whom were students, faculty members, and health professionals.

A companion A-KAP survey was administered before and after the webinar series, and the results showed that the modules were effectively able to significantly increase awareness and knowledge on One Health.

Copies of the modules may be provided upon reasonable request to


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