Photo: Trainers and participants

One Health for Human, Environment, Animals and Livelihoods (OH4HEAL) program launched the second round of One Health (OH) Training of Trainers (ToT) in Nairobi on March 20, 2023. A total of 16 participants drawn from government sector offices (serving in the One Health Task Force of Isiolo and Marsabit counties of Kenya) and the three consortium partners operating in Kenya and Somalia (VSF-Suisse, Amref Health Africa and ILRI) are attending the training. The training will be conducted for five consecutive days (March 20 – 24, 2023) and will cover the following topics:

  • Principles of OH
  • Systems thinking in OH
  • Data driven decision making in OH
  • Multi-sector collaboration and coordination in OH, and
  • Participatory community engagement in the provision of OH services.  

The training is facilitated by two senior professionals (Dr. Siobhan Mor | HEAL Lead at ILRI | a reader in OH at University of Liverpool and Mamusha Lemma, capacity building specialist). The training was started with a pre-test, which will be used as an input to gauge what they gained by comparing it with the post-test, which will be administered at the end of the training. This training will be followed by another 6 days training (May 1 – 6, 2023) on “Gender, OH and Culture” and “OH Standard Operating Procedures”. The training is designed in “Tiers” so that trainees can cascade it to practitioners in One Health Units (OHUs) and the community at large.

Contributed by:

Metalign Ayehu

HEAL Regional MEAL Lead