In order to achieve the goal of capacity building in One Health Bangladesh, various training and academic program is going to develop the one health workforce in Bangladesh. Some examples are:

One Health Epidemiology Program:

The One Health Epidemiology Fellowship Program is being implemented in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal as part of the One Health Program in Asia (EuropeAid/ 133708/C/ACT/Multi; Contract DCI-ASIE/2013/331-217) funded by the European Union. The two-year Fellowship Program will be delivered jointly by Massey University of New Zealand and selected collaborating institutions in each of the participating countries as a full-time postgraduate education and applied training program in which a cohort of six participants from the human health, domestic animal health, and wildlife health sectors in each country study and work together from October 2014 to October 2016. The 2-year One Health Epidemiology Fellowship will involve full time study for a Massey University Masters of Public Health or a Masters of Veterinary Medicine, integrated with an Applied Epidemiology Research, Professional Engagement with related universities and government institutions, plus preparation of One Health epidemiology teaching materials either for human or animal health undergraduates or in-service training of staff responsible for managing the health of human and animal populations in Bangladesh. All six Fellows will be based in the IEDCR in Dhaka and will spend periods of time with CVASU.

Field Epidemiology Training Program:

CDC is the key partner in establishing the FETP in Bangladesh in 2013 at the MOHFW in partnership with other public health institutions in Bangladesh. The FETP is modeled after CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service. The FETP is building sustainable capacity to detect and respond to health threats and is developing epidemiologic expertise within the MOHFW, including building expertise in detecting outbreaks locally and preventing their further spread. The two-year, intensive, hands-on training program will strengthen Bangladesh’s public health workforce through multidisciplinary training in disease surveillance, outbreak investigation, public health research, program evaluation, communication, and other areas of epidemiology through a mix of 20% classroom-based instruction and 80% mentored, in-service work. After completion of the FETP, graduates will be able to apply the skills they gain in their daily work for the MOHFW by enhancing Bangladesh’s epidemiologic capacity and informing data-driven public health policies and programs. The first cohort is expected to graduate at the end of 2015.

WILD training:

24 October 2012 – The EMPRES Animal Health-Wildlife Health and Ecology Unit recently held a course entitled “Wildlife Investigation in Livestock Disease and Public Health – An Introductory Training course on One Health” (WILD Training) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with a number of field visits to villages in the region surrounding the capital. Experts in the fields of veterinary medicine, public health, biology, wildlife and the environment attended 11 days of intensive hands-on training in ‘One Health’ with a specific focus on Bangladesh – specific zoonoses – diseases that can pass from animals to humans – and environmental issues at the animal-human-ecosystems interface. More than 30 participants came from the departments responsible for Livestock, Health and Forestry, as well as colleagues from NGOs, national universities and research institutes.