What is One Health?
One Health (OH) is the interconnectedness of animal health, human health, and plant health in their shared environment. Topics in OH include zoonotic & emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, the human-animal bond, ecosystem health, and much more.
What is ISOHA?
The International Student One Health Alliance (ISOHA) serves as an umbrella for International and National student organizations, One Health Clubs, BSc, MSc and PhD students and provides education and opportunities related to One Health, through partnerships and collaborative projects.
The Executive Committee (ExCo) acts as ISOHA’s main decision-making body, and a team of continent representatives facilitates communication and collaboration with and within their respective regions. The Board of Trustees is comprised of former ExCo members, and acts in an advisorial role for the rest of ISOHA’s leadership. See ISOHA’s structure below.
In 2015, the One Health Commission (OHC) seated 3 students on its Board of Directors. These students would represent the human, animal, and environmental domains of OH. In 2017, these student directors further structured the global student OH movement by selecting leaders for a new organization, “Students for One Health” (SOH). In 2018, SOH was renamed ISOHA to better reflect its international work.