Humans and animals share the essentials of life: the genome, disease-causing organisms , health, welfare and the environment. One Health is a globally emerging concept recognizing that the health of humans and animals is interconnected and that animals have a high value in society as they serve as workers, companions, and resources.

HOH Helsinki One Health initiative creates and expands interdisciplinary research focusing on

  • food safety and control
  • translational medicine
  • animal health and welfare

HOH Helsinki One Health research takes on challenges in these areas by studying ways of assessing and managing risks in food control systems; combating antimicrobial resistance; working to better understand the effects of breeding on animal welfare and behavior; expanding our knowledge of the link between genetic background and disposition to disease; helping to detect, control and reduce emerging infections; finding ways to better recognize and treat pain in animals; and studying the social and economic benefits of companion animals.

University of Helsinki HOH Helsinki One Health research program combines work across five faculties: Veterinary
Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, Agriculture and Forestry, and Social Sciences.

The goal is to advance ethical and sustainable development in One Health.