The Philippine One Health University Network (PhilOHUN) is a member of the Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN) that was established in 2011. The membership of PhilOHUN to SEAOHUN was formalized on December 24, 2019 under the leadership of Dr. Michael L. Tee, Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development of the Univeristy of the Philippines Manila and Leader of the Project “OneHealth: Innovations in early detection and interventions in human, animal, and plant health”.
The charter members of PhilOHUN are:
1. Michael L. Tee - University of the Philippines Manila 2. Nieta C. Amit - University of Eastern Philippines 3. Luz T. Simborio - Central Mindanao University 4. Marieta O. Amatorio - Benguet State University 5. Clarissa Yvonne J. Domingo - Central Luzon State Univeristy 6. Loinda R. Baldrias - University of the Philippines Los Baños 7. Asuncion K. Raymundo - University of the Philippines Los Baños 8. Bernadette C. Mendoza - University of the Philippines Los Baños 9. Renard M. Jamora - University of the Philippines Los Baños 10. Romeo S. Gundran - Central Luzon State Univeristy 11. Melbourne Talactac - Cavite State University 12. Maria Fe S. Bulao - Pampanga State Agricultural University
SEAOHUN, together with its expanded network in Southeast Asia, aims to develop the next generation of skillful and competent One Health (OH) workforce. It is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under its One Health Workforce Next Genration project led by the University of California Davis and its consortium.
The Network envisions a regional network of universities in Southeast Asia engaged in generating socially relevant academic excellence on One Health. Its mission is to develop a resilient and competent One Health workforce by leveraging education, research, and training developed in collaboration with university networks in Southeast Asia.
PhilOHUN, together with the entire SEAOHUN, aspire for a future with minimal threat from preventable diseases through the one health approach. It is our belief that joining hands with our neighboring Southeast asian countries will allow us to move a step closer to this goal.