One Health Program

The objective of the One Health Program (OHP) is to develop and implement comprehensive and integrated approaches, guided by empirical evidence, that improve health outcomes for the poor and their environment.

Key pillars here include:

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH): (i) addresses waterborne diseases through improved access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene, and knowledge and awareness. (ii) promotes circular economy through conversion of wastes into useful products and creating enterprises along the various value chains for women and youth empowerment.
  • HIV/AIDS: (i) characterises prevalence, incidence and associated drivers of HIV among key populations, including the fisherfolk communities, sex workers and men-who-have-sex with men (MSM), and (ii) implements evidence-based interventions that target key populations with the aim of stopping new infections, improving treatment outcomes and addressing social determinants.
  • Maternal, reproductive and infant health: (i) addresses maternal and infant health through improved health literacy, healthy choices, behaviours and linkages, and (ii) sexual and reproductive health among adolescents.
  • Malaria and waterborne diseases: targets WASH, integrated approaches for control of mosquitoes (including environmental management) and improved access to prevention, care and treatment.