Mekong One Health Innovation Program (MOHIP)

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The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Institute for Global Health of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University (MSU) jointly implements a three-year Cooperative Agreement project (September 2022 – September 2025), the Mekong One Health Innovation Program (MOHIP). MOHIP aims to improve health security in three Mekong countries, namely, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, through strengthening the One Health approach. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP), the overarching goal of this project is to connect U.S. health experts with key Mekong researchers and create a transnational health security network that focuses on the lower Mekong sub-region. Such a network will enable sharing of tools and resources that U.S. experts have created for researching One Health-related issues and supporting Mekong researchers as they make informed decisions about their country’s health security practices and policies. This project also seeks to build people-to-people engagement and foster partnerships and collaboration between Mekong and the U.S. researchers.

Picture showing a wet market in Vietnam
Source: Dr. Pham Duc Phuc
The project activities include a series of monthly webinars on health security issues, a virtual short course on ‘Health Security, One Health, and Zoonoses’ for Mekong researchers, and funding research projects pertinent to One Health and health security in the lower Mekong sub-region. The project seeks to develop and disseminate One Health promotion messages relevant to the beneficiary countries and communities. The research symposium, to be organized in the third year, will be the culmination of the project implementation, where researchers from the sponsored projects will share their findings with other stakeholders enabling Mekong country health experts, practitioners, and government officers to make informed decisions to streamline the One Health approach for strengthening and sustaining their health systems. The project expects to foster more substantial and sustained relationships between the U.S. and Mekong researchers and develop a vibrant multi-country network that will leverage resources to continue timely research on health security issues. Mekong researchers will further benefit by being able to devise health security solutions that fit their needs. Also, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam One Health University Networks are MOHIP collaborators.

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Institute of Global Health

Mekong One Health Innovation Program (MOHIP)

College of Osteopathic Medicine

Michigan State University

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