The goal of TELI 2013 was to promote “One Health” thinking and engage faculty members from 10 countries in the climate change discussion, in collaboration with RESPOND USAID. Antje Danielson, Administrative director at the Tufts Institute of the Environment, and Gretchen Kaufman, Assistant Director for Global Health Education and Training at the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, led this year’s TELI which was held between the Tufts Medford and Grafton Campuses.
The theme of “One Health” opened the floor to insightful discussions about the intersection of human, animal and environmental health. The TELI curriculum helped participants develop breadth of knowledge around their areas of health expertise and understand how those are connected. The new communication technology sessions, such as Geographic Information Systems, Crisis Mapping and Digital media Story Telling gave everyone a new perspective. Moreover, participants unanimously acknowledged the value of cross-cultural interaction, the exchange of ideas, as well as the uniqueness of the US educational system to synthesize disciplines.
Workshop Topics and Presenters:
|Framing One Health
|One Health Contextual Content on Water and Sanitation
|Vector and Animal Borne Diseases and Crisis Mapping
|Teaching and Learning About Environmental Literacy in the University