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By Trina Wood and Justin Cox on December 6, 2017

UC Davis veterinary student Taylor Calloway was one of 21 international students from Nepal to Denmark and California who traveled to Tanzania and Rwanda last summer to participate in the inaugural Rx One Health course.

She and her classmates learned about the foundations of One Health while developing a role on a cooperative team, making lifelong memories and friends, and embracing new cultures.

For instance, while visiting a Tanzanian fishing village, Taylor learned that the villagers’ main concern was death and injuries caused by hippos and crocodiles — not the clean water, secure housing, education and health care that she had thought they needed.

The Rx One Health course provides a hands-on experience with a diversified group of global health professionals. The course is led by the UC Davis One Health Institute, the University of Rwanda and Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania. Applications are now open for the 2018 Rx One Health course and due Jan. 30, 2018.