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One Health Network for Global Governance of Infectious Diseases and AMR

One Health Network for Global Governance of Infectious Diseases and AMR


Last Updated on June 20, 2022

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The network strengthens Canadian leadership in improving the global governance of Infectious Disease and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by building and sustaining a global transdisciplinary and inter-sectoral One Health network originating in Canada.

The objectives of Global 1HN are to:

  • Develop and sustain a Network of local, national and international state and non-state actors to facilitate collaborative interactions among civil society, academics, industry, and policy communities
  • Strengthen capacity for inter- and transdisciplinary research on, and the practice of, global governance of IDs and AMR
  • Facilitate evidence-informed actions through: synergistic engagement of social and health sciences approaches to OH global governance; identifying and addressing existing barriers to, and enhancing existing and potential enablers of OH governance; and developing a OH evaluation framework
  • Facilitate the implementation of a transdisciplinary OH approach to global governance of IDs and AMR through an integrated knowledge translation strategy

Project Activities

Global-1HN coordinates social science researchers and knowledge users with researchers in the human, animal and environmental health sciences to develop a transdisciplinary approach to ID and AMR governance at global, national, and local levels. It complements and coordinates with its European counterpart (SoNAR-Global), and other leading global OH research initiatives to maximise synergy. Four research enabling platforms (REPs) address ID and AMR: i) surveillance, ii) evaluation, iii) institutional governance and iv) equity, contributing to improved design, effectiveness, and governance of integrated OH systems.

Project Team

Project Lead

Ronald Labonté, Distinguished Research Chair. School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine. University of Ottawa, Ontario

Hélène Carabin, Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology and One Health. Dép. de pathologie et de microbiologie, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire. Université de Montréal, QUÉBEC

Co-Principle Investigators

Mary Wiktorowicz, Professor of Global Health Governance and Policy, York University

Sean Hillier, Assistant Professor, School of Health Policy and Management, York University,

Cécile Aenishaenslin, Université de Montréal,

Suzanne Hindmarsch, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of New Brunswick

and others.

Team Members

James Orbinski, Director, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, York University


This project is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research ($C2 million) (2019-2023).


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