On One Health - A Conversation with Fanny Kaufmann
Narratives of PurposeFebruary 08, 2021x
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On One Health - A Conversation with Fanny Kaufmann

Fanny Kaufmann is a global Medical Affairs leader in oncology at Takeda. She is passionate about solving global challenges in the areas of patient advocacy, access to medicine, public health safety, animal welfare and animal health, plus food security. On this episode, Fanny tells me about her new journey into One Health. We have a reflective conversation on the interconnection between human health, animal health and ecosystem health, in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Fanny also gives some advice for younger people who wish to start a career in life sciences. 


Show Notes

At the end of the show, I ask all my guests the same set of questions to get a sneak preview into their favourite music or books. Here are the links to Fanny's answers. The book she is currently reading is Focus in the Age of Distraction: 35 tips to focus more and work less by Jane Piper. The music that particularly resonated with her at a specific time in her life is from The Beatles. Her all-time favourite book that she absolutely recommends is Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Juval Noah Harari.

If you want to follow Fanny on social media, these are her channels: LinkedIn and Facebook. Fanny also has a personal website

In case you wish to have more information on the organisations mentioned in our conversation, here are some useful links. The online learning platform Coursera, and the Massive Open Online Course by the University of Geneva "Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface” that Fanny attended. The COVAX initiative, working for global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, co-led by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) that Fanny talked about. Resources and references on One Health mentioned by Fanny are: the One Health platform, the One Health commission, and the World One Health Congress.