Global / One Health: Anna-Katharina Hornidge appointed to Advisory Board of BMZ and elected into Steering Committee of the Global Health Hub Germany

The consideration of the relevance of human health, animal health and environmental health as well as biodiversity is called the „One Health“ approach. It envisages the promotion and maintenance of health in all these areas through preventive measures. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Germany is strengthening its commitment in the context of the One Health approach. Anna-Katharina Hornidge, Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of nine scientists appointed to the ministry’s One Health advisory board. This interdisciplinary body will provide comprehensive and independent advice to BMZ on its priorities in the above-mentioned areas.

Anna-Katharina Hornidge was also elected into the Steering Committee of the Global Health Hub Germany. She is one of two representatives for Think Tanks in the committee. Other stakeholder groups represented areyouth, science, business, civil society, international organizations, foundations, and parliamentary stakeholder groups. The Steering Committee consists of 16 members, it is responsible for the strategic planning, further development and direction of the Hub. It discusses current developments, sets priorities, plans work and debate other related issues. The Hub was inaugurated by Minister of Health Jens Spahn in February 2019.

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