George Macdonald Medal talk: Professor Sarah Cleaveland
For this webinar, we bring you Professor Sarah Cleaveland's George Macdonald Medal speech on the topic 'One Health interventions: recognising interconnections, addressing inequalities'.
Professor Cleaveland will discuss the value of One Health approaches in understanding interactions between human, animal and environmental health and identifies opportunities and challenges of implementing One Health interventions. There will be a focus on case studies from research in East Africa to illustrate how One Health interventions have clear potential to deliver major health and development benefits as well as a look at existing barriers to implementation and raise questions as to whether and how the potential of One Health can be fully realised.
Professor Sarah Cleaveland (BSc VetMB PhD MRCVS FRSE FRS) is a veterinary epidemiologist based at the University of Glasgow, U.K, who leads an inter-disciplinary One Health research programme in East Africa. Her PhD and post-doctoral research focused on rabies, investigating reservoir dynamics, burden of disease and the design of control measures, contributing to the development of strategies for global canine rabies elimination. While still engaged with operational rabies research and policy, her research in Tanzania now also addresses other neglected disease problems affecting human and animal health, livelihoods and wildlife conservation.
Professor Cleaveland was a founding director of the Alliance for Rabies Control. In 2014 she was awarded an OBE for services to veterinary epidemiology and in 2016 was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.
The George Macdonald Medal recognises outstanding contributions to tropical hygiene.
I am thrilled and honoured to have been awarded the George Macdonald Medal with Professor Alex Ezeh. This award is a recognition of the importance of partnerships in tackling challenging disease problems.”
Professor Sarah Cleaveland
This event will be online and is free to attend.