One Health Summer School in South Africa 13 – 26 July 2014

In het magazine van december 2013 stond een verslag van Janneke Schreuder over de One Health Summer School (OHSS) 2013 in Zuid Afrika. Dit jaar vindt opnieuw een OHSS plaats in Zuid Afrika:

Chance of a lifetime: One Health Summer School for “elite” students in South Africa 13 – 26 July 2014

Following a very successful One Health Summer School (OHSS) in 2013 the Faculty of Veterinary Science of the University of Pretoria now organises the second One Health Summer School (OHSS) at the livestock/wildlife/human interface in South Africa. The Summer School is open to a very limited number of participants, “elite” students, from RVC, UU, UC-Davis, SACIDS, CIRAD, Iowa State University and UP. The OHSS will be held from 13 – 26 July 2014 at various locations in South Africa. For an impression of the 2013 OHSS by one of the participating students, please have a look at pages 11-13 of Hygieia’s ‘Mens en Dier’ magazine (

Costs for participation are € 1,100.-, including transfers between RSA international airport and Onderstepoort, all transport in South Africa, accommodation, 3 meals per day with soft drinks, entrance and conservation fees to various museums, parks, packed lunches for day trips as well as a package of DVD’s of a range of diseases e.g. buffalo, rift valley fever, etc.

Flights, visa, insurance, vaccinations and alcoholic beverages are excluded from the fee.

FVM-UU will take care of all course fee costs.

Participants will pay for their own flights, visa, insurance, vaccinations, alcoholic beverages, souvenirs etc.

If you are an elite master or C2011 student in Veterinary Medicine with a vast interest in One Health, preferably in your final year, and if you are available in the mentioned period in July, not having any other compulsory educational programme, please send your application to Hellen van der Maazen, Operations Officer of the Office for International Cooperation (

Deadline for application is 10 March 08.00h am. 

A full application consists of the following documents (in English):

  1. Curriculum Vitae including education, work experience and statement of career goals
  2. Description (< 1 page A4) of a health and/or environmental challenge that the applicant has faced or considered that she/he feels would be amenable to a OH approach with an explanation as to the knowledge and interdisciplinary expertise needed for a successful investigation and/or intervention
  3. Description of applicant’s current personal leadership skills and experience as well as skills/experience they would like to obtain in this course
  4. Motivation to participate in the OHSS programme
  5. (Provisional) transcripts

The deadline for submission of the documents is 10 March 08.00h am. Applicants may be invited for an interview on 18, 21 or 24 March 2014.

All applicants will be informed on 1 May at the latest.

In the attached brochure you may find some background information as well as a provisional programme for the 2014 OHSS. If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I am looking forward to receiving your application.

Hellen van der Maazen DVM
Office for International Cooperation

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