G-WAC is part of 8 new centers worldwide to fight global challenges.
One Health Approach
The scientific concept of G-WAC is based on a One Health approach
Research and teaching will focus on One Health approaches that can contribute to mitigating the drivers of pandemics and strengthen health systems’ responses to pandemics as well as cross-cutting issues, such as gender, community engagement, ethics and equity; leadership and knowledge integration; and big data for evidence and prediction. Specific research questions will be defined in collaboration of all involved partners (including policy makers and practitioners) during the first six months of project implementation, prior to admission of the first PhD students, and will draw on existing approaches and expertise from several of the partner’s complimentary areas of expertise. Interdisciplinary supervision of PhD students by researchers with different backgrounds and expertise in Germany and Ghana will be facilitated through regular (digital) interaction.
G-WAC draws on international experience and expertise of three main partners and a broad international network.