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1 | Need for Belgian respondents to answer survey about One Health (OH) initiatives 2 | Seminar on the therapeutic benefits of nature on March 21 3 | Conference on burn-out & ecology on April 28-29, 2017

 

Newsletter - March 2017 edition


CONTENTS

1 | Need for Belgian respondents to answer survey about One Health (OH) initiatives
2 | Seminar on the therapeutic benefits of nature on March 21
3 | Conference on burn-out & ecology on April 28-29, 2017
 
1 |  Need for Belgian respondents to answer survey about One Health (OH) initiatives
This survey has been promoted under the initiatives of the COST Actions TD1404 “Network of Evaluation of One Health-NEOH” and TD1303 "European Network for Neglected Vectors and Vector-Borne Infections - EURNEGVEC". The purpose of this questionnaire is to collect information and data on the existence/ implementation of One Health (OH) actions/initiatives in your country. Besides collecting information on existing or planned OH initiatives in European countries (i.e. COST member countries), the questionnaire will also be used to get an overview on broader OH aspects in non-EU countries / third countries.

In order to have a representative survey, the OH questionnaire shall be answered by key respondents representing the three OH components, Animal Health, Human Health/Public Health and Environmental Health, represented by the following main sub-sets of respondents:
• public institutions/ministries
• academia/research
• private sector
• NGOs and other stakeholders
We recommend that you only answer the questions covered by your expertise.

The survey should not take longer than 10-15 min to complete.
 
The idea is to get respondents from Belgium from the following background:
 
 At least 3 respondents from public institutions/ministries:
  • One for Animal Health: e.g. head/director/senior officer at the National Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture (or other competent Ministry)
  • One for Human Health/Public Health: e.g. head/director/senior officer at the National HH/PH Services, Ministry of Health (or other competent Ministry)
  • One for Environmental Health: e.g. head/director/senior officer of EH Services, Ministry of Environment (or other competent Ministry)
At least 3 respondents from the academia/research:
  • One for Animal Health: e.g. head of the Board of Directors/Deans of the Veterinary Faculties (*) (if in a given Country there is only a Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, so that such a Board of Directors/Deans does not exist, the questionnaire should be sent to the Dean of the Faculty);
  • One for Human Health/Public Health: e.g. head of the Board of Directors/Deans of the Faculties of Medicine / Public Health (*) (if in a given Country there is only a Faculty of Medicine/Public Health, so that such a Board of Directors/Deans does not exist, the questionnaire should be sent to the Dean of the Faculty);
  • One for Environmental Health (EH): e.g. head of the Board of Directors/Deans of the Faculties of Environmental/Natural Sciences (*) (if in a given Country there is only a Faculty of Environmental/Natural Sciences, so that such a Board of Directors/Deans does not exist, the questionnaire should be sent to the Dean of the Faculty);
(*) If there is no board of directors or deans or similar and multiple faculties, it is recommended to contact all existing faculties/schools.
 
At least 3 respondents from the private sector:
  • One for Animal Health: e.g. President of the National Council/Board of Veterinarians (private practitioners);
  • One for Human Health/Public Health: e.g. President of the National Council/Board of Family Doctors or General Practitioners;
  • One for Environmental Health: e.g. President of the National Council/Board of the Environmental Sciences/Natural Sciences specialists/consultants (if applicable)
If possible, include also 3 additional respondents amongst stakeholders (i.e. Presidents/Directors of the following Associations/Societies/NGOs, if applicable):
  • National Society for Animal Welfare/Protection or similar associations/societies;
  • National Society for Wildlife/Environmental Conservation or similar associations/societies;
  • Agronomists/Veterinarians without Borders or similar associations/societies;
  • Medecins sans Frontieres-Doctors without Borders or similar associations/societies;
  • National Association of Livestock Producers/Breeders;
  • National Association of Food Producers;
  • National Association for Consumers Protection
If you fall in one of the above categories, of course you are most welcome to complete the survey yourself!
 
2 | Seminar on the therapeutic benefits of nature on March 21

On Tuesday March 21, 2017, Limburg.net, Hogeschool PXL, Terra-Therapeutica, Velt en Natuurpunt will organize a seminar on the therapeutic benefits of nature.
 
Registration fee: 60 Euro.

More information on registration and programme here (in Dutch only).

 
3 | Conference on burn-out & ecology on April 28-29, 2017
Three committed doctors from "Werk in Transitie" - Eric Boydens, Anneleen De Bonte, Every Nuyens - are cordially inviting you for a lunch-to-lunch meeting in Geetbets. The conference explores the relationship between burnout and ecology and will unfold in a spirit of encounter, inspiration and exchange.

Registration required.

Where ? "Heerlijckyt van Elsmeren" in Geetbets

Please find here more information about program and registration (in Dutch only).
 
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