One Health Sweden is a collaboration for researchers with interest in zoonotic infections and antibiotic resistance. One Health Sweden is an integration concept including several universities and governmental organizations that wish to contribute to a sustainable intellectual platform where veterinarians, physicians, molecular biologists, ecologists, environmental chemists etc with an interest in zoonotic infections can interact and create synergies.
The rationale is not to build up new laboratory facilities, but to use and collaborate within already established research structures.
The network was founded in 2010 by Björn Olsen, professor in infectious disease at Uppsala University and senior physician at Uppsala Academic Hospital. He is an ornithologist with an interest in the consequences of interactions between humans, domestic animals and wildlife.
The aim of One Health Sweden
The principle aim of One Health Sweden is to provide a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange of ideas between people and institutions. The rationale is not to build up new laboratory facilities, but to use and collaborate within already established research structures. Read more about One Health Sweden's aims.
- Uppsala University, UU
- National Veterinary Institute, SVA
- Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU
- Linnæus University, Kalmar, LnU
- Josef Järhult, UU (Chair 2018-2019)
- Jonas Waldenström, LnU
- Karin Artursson, SVA
- Lotta (Charlotte) Berg, SLU
- Björn Olsen, UU
- Co-opted: Susanna Lewerin Sternberg, SLU
- Eva Haxton, UU
- Tanja Strand, SVA
Managing Editor, IEE Journal
- Tomas Edgren, UU
Awards and grants
Below are examples of awards granted to steering group members as well as major grants to main partners of One Health Sweden.
- World Veterinary Association Welfare Award to Lotta Berg 2018
- European Joint Programme – One Health
- Honorary doctor Björn Olsen 2017
- Grants from the Swedish research council, VR, to Björn Olsen & Josef Järhult
- Grant from the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency MSB to Karin Artursson
- FORMAS project partnership, Björn Olsen & Lotta Berg
One Health Sweden's 8th and 9th Scientific meetings were sponsored by SLU's research platform SLU Future Animals, Nature and Health.