PhilOHUN took to the radio to raise awareness on One Health across the Philippines.
A series of live radio interviews were held from 26 February 2022 until 6 July 2022 among local and national radio stations. The activity was intended to raise awareness on the One Health approach among the general Filipino population by applying a One Health perspective in discussing recent and relevant health issues in the country. The topics and their discussants were the following:
Implications of the use and misuse of antimicrobials in animal feeds - Dr. Maria Fe Bulao (Pampanga State Agricultural University) on Serbisyong Jerold Peňa (FMR Radyo Partido 94.5)
One Health and zoonosis (bird flu, African swine flu) - Dr. Neil Tanquilut (Pampanga State Agricultural University) on IZ Balita Nationwide (DWIZ 882)
Arsenic in lake water - Asst. Prof. Jervee Punzalan (University of the Philippines Manila) on Radyo Klinika (DWIZ 882)
COVID-19 in the Philippines - Dr. Michael Tee (University of the Philippines Manila) on Radyo Klinika (DWIZ 882)
Aside from the radio broadcast, the interviews were also streamed live on Facebook by the respective radio stations, garnering a total of 2,000 views at the moment.
This activity was made possible through the generous support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the One Health Workforce – Next Generation Project and the Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN).