Wrap up

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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One Health: Connecting Humans, Animals and the Environment

University of Basel