OH Bangladesh - Collaborative Essay Competition 2018

One Health Bangladesh, in collaboration with the One Health Secretariat, Department of Livestock Services, Directorate General of Health Services, Forest Department, International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) and other partners, is pleased to announce its annual essay competition to celebrate global One Health Day on November 3, 2018 (download notice).

Undergraduate and postgraduate students or interns from Bangladeshi Universities are invited to submit their essays online here by 30 October 2018.

One Health is a multidisciplinary concept fostering cross sectoral collaboration to safeguard the health and welfare of all species at human-animal and ecosystem interface. The topic of the competition is “One Health approach for containment of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Bangladesh.”

Essays must not exceed the limit of 1500 words and must be type-written in English and formatted for printing on A4 paper. Essays should:

  • Reflect on the role and contributions of the One Health approach for containment of antimicrobial resistance in humans and animals;
  • Identify strategies and innovative approaches to ensure the greater involvement and benefit sharing by relevant actors and stakeholders; and
  • Explore opportunities to further strengthen of One Health approach in Bangladesh

Essays must be co-authored by two undergraduate or two postgraduate students or interns from different disciplines, who are enrolled in:

  • MBBS, DVM, Forestry, Agriculture, Fisheries or other related subjects in any University of Bangladesh, OR
  • Graduate courses (e.g. Internship, Diploma, Master’s degree or PhD) in a field relevant to One Health and/or disease ecology

Note: One Health Bangladesh is equal opportunity for both the genders.

Essays and scanned copies of both co-author’s student ID cards must be submitted online at: www.onehealthnetwork.asia/OHBangladesh-competition

The closing date is 11:59 pm Bangladesh time on 30 October 2018.

Winners will be notified by 5 November 2018, and the awards ceremony will be held on 10 November 2018.

Review Criteria:

Submissions will be reviewed by an independent panel comprising of a researcher, an academician and a practitioner. Essays will be judged on:

  • Quality and coherence of argument made
  • Novelty of approach proposed
  • Clarity of the content
  • Evidence used to support proposals, positions, and perspectives presented


The winning teams will receive certificates and an attractive gift package including international books. The winning team will present their essay at the Awards Seminar in front of 200 participants on 10 November, 2018.


TERMS and CONDITIONS – One Health Bangladesh Collaborative Essay Competition

By submitting your entry you acknowledge that you are entering into the competition and that you:

  1. Have the rightful power and authority to provide your entry and enter the competition in the name in which it is submitted
  2. Warrant that your entry is your unpublished and original work
  3. Grant One Health Bangladesh the right to reproduce, distribute and communicate the essay in printer or electronic medium for judging and promotional purposes of One Health Bangladesh
  4. Agree that One Health Bangladesh may contact the institution where you are enrolled to verify your enrolment status
  5. Understand that One Health Bangladesh reserves the right to request the prize winner(s) to provide proof of identity and proof of residency at the nominated prize delivery address, in order to claim their prize. Proof of identification, residency and entry considered suitable for verification is at the discretion of One Health Bangladesh.
  6. Understand that One health Bangladesh reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, at any time before the awarding of a prize to cancel or vary the terms and conditions of the Competition or to vary or cancel the award of a prize including, without limitation, circumstances.
  7. Understand that plagiarism will result in disqualification.

About One Health Bangladesh:

One Health Bangladesh is a multidisciplinary platform to solve complex emerging health issues & reshaping the health structure for health and welfare of all species. Learn more at www.onehealthbangladesh.org