Since the international recognition of One Health, the concept has evolved beyond its initial focus on zoonotic diseases, expanding into issues of antimicrobial resistance, urban health and ecosystem health.

Forschungskolleg One Health and Urban Transformation
The Forschungskolleg “One Health and Urban Transformation” is coordinated by the Center For Development Research (ZEF) as well as various other institutes of Bonn University in co-operation with the United Nations University – Department for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), and the University of Applied Science Bonn Rhein-Sieg (HBRS), all in Germany. The graduate school has 13 doctoral students from different disciplinary backgrounds, each conducting her or his research in one of the four research areas Ahmedabad/India, Accra/Ghana, São Paulo/Brazil and Ruhr Metropolis/Germany. In the context of Ahmedabad, the Forschungskolleg investigates the spread of antimicrobial resistant bacteria, namely Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), between animals, humans and the environment. The MRSA is commonly associated with hospital-acquired infections.