Gail Co, Ella Asuncion, Carlo Frances Luayon, ask theory, one health, next generation one health philippines

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 138: Ano Ba Ang Ibig Sabihin Ng “One Health”?

This episode of Ask Theory was made in partnership with Next Generation One Health Philippines. For more information, visit:

Dr. Gail Co is a licensed physician with a Masters in Business Administration, with an interest in sustainability and global health. She is currently involved in projects intersecting human health and planetary health, both locally and globally.  

Ella Asuncion is a licensed medical technologist and a part-time faculty at the De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute. Currently, she is taking her Master’s Degree in Public Health specializing in Environmental Health at the University of the Philippines Manila.

Carlo Frances Luayon is a faculty member teaching broadcasting/journalism courses at the University of the Philippines Baguio. He is also finishing his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of the Philippines Diliman.

We talked about the One Health concept, the Next Generation One Health Philippines program, familiarizing public officials and policymakers with the One Health concept, transdisciplinary research and its role in One Health, some of the upcoming events/activities hosted by NGOHP, and more.

How to get in touch with the NGOHP team:

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