“NAVRONGO, Kassena-Nankana District, Ghana — Scientists from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research’s (WRAIR) One Health Branch partnered with the Henry Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine and Ghana’s Navrongo Health Research Centre to teach a STEM curriculum on collecting climate data for zoonotic disease prevention in three Ghanaian high schools. Through this program, the Navrongo Integrated Surveillance Project (NISP), students and scientists examined how local weather conditions, combined with disease prevalence, disease perceptions, and livestock cultivation practices, exacerbate the spread of zoonotic diseases. ...

... “NISP is a perfect example of going into classrooms to start integrating One Health concepts early. It helps students understand that exposure to animals can affect them through exposure to communicable disease.”