This week you learned how to assess qualitative aspects and discovered socio-cultural dimensions of One Health.
You were introduced to the discipline of medical anthropology and learned to differentiate between quantitative and qualitative methods. You discovered why socio-cultural aspects in One Health are of great importance and why different perspectives on the same story give us a fuller picture of the realities involved. As you realised it is not only important to engage with academics but also with non-academics, eg communities, local authorities or policy makers.
In Week 5 we will summarise One Health methods and investigate how human and animal vaccination coverage can be measured. Subsequently we will delve into the principles of health and demographic surveillance.
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