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RVC receives £1.25m grant to create pioneering 'One Health' facilities
"Never has the concept of One Health been of greater significance" - Professor Stuart Reid, RVC.
Centre will empower students to become One Health leaders of the future. 

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has received a £1.25 million grant from the Wolfson Foundation to support the creation of new state-of-the-art 'One Health' research and teaching facilities.

As an independent charity, the Wolfson Foundation supports and promotes excellence in the fields of science and health, heritage, humanities and the arts. The grant will support the RVC’s ongoing fundraising efforts for its major £45 million development at its Hawkshead campus in Hertfordshire.

With the build already underway, the three-story development is designed to inspire and promote collaboration between scientists, clinicians and external partners. It will also give students the knowledge and skills required to tackle global challenges and empower them to become the One Health leaders of the future.

RVC principle Professor Stuart Reid, said: “As a pioneer of the One Health approach, the RVC has forged important partnerships with leaders in human medicine and social sciences. Our research programmes are funded by organisations and initiatives such as the Global Challenges Research Fund, UKRI, EU Government and the Gates Foundation, speak to this vital agenda.

“Never has the concept of One Health been of greater significance and our science addresses some of the most important global challenges that affect the livelihoods of the most disadvantaged communities worldwide.”

“We are immensely grateful to The Wolfson Foundation for its support which will allow us to continue making important advances in One Health research and education.”)

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