Community of practice

A monthly web seminar series that brings together One Health practitioners from the Horn of Africa and elsewhere to discuss best practices on how to operationalize One Health in the field and how One Health supports sustainable development. The seminars and other HEAL community of practice (CoP) seminars are organised jointly with the ILRI One Health Center for Africa. 

Here is a glimpse into future topics to be covered: 

  • Operationalisation of One Health
  • One Health and rangeland management
  • Gender in One Health
  • Policy implications of One Health
  • Evaluation of One Health
  • Case studies of zoonoses control following One Health approaches
  • How to make a business case for One Health
  • Community participation in One Health

CoP webinars

Implementing community based One Health surveillance and Response in Ethiopia’s Somali region

Date: 20 January 2022

Speaker: Yahya Osman, Veterinarian working at Jigjiga University.





Evaluation of a One Health program in Northern Kenya

Date: 4 October 2021

Speaker: Kelvin Momanyi, Founding Director of Transdisciplinary Consultants.





One Health – zoonotic disease: a Training of Trainers course

Date: 23 September 2021

Speaker: Brian Bedard, Director of Animal Health and Food Safety for Alinea International.

Related materials

One Health – zoonotic disease course overview

Gender toolkit documents 





The One Health community-based observation network in North Horr (Kenya)

Date: 1 July 2021

Speaker: Tamara Littame’, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Translate into Meaning and Elena Cristofori, Consortium Coordinator of One Health initiative in Marsabit County in Kenya.







The economics of One Health

Date: 17 June 2021

Speaker: Dr Lian Thomas, team leader for neglected zoonoses within the OHRECA team at the International Livestock Research Institute.

Short biography of Dr Lian Thomas






Strengthening the health of rangelands as the third pillar of One Health – experiences from Ethiopia and Mongolia

Date: 6 May 2021

Speaker: Fiona Flintan, Senior Scientist, Rangelands and Pastoralism, International Livestock Research Institute.






WASH and biosecurity interventions to reduce the burden of infections and AMR in animal agricultural settings

Date: 1 April 2021

Speaker: Chris Pinto, Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) conducting research on AMR in animal agricultural settings applying a One Health approach.






Improving food safety in Uganda: Piloting the ‘nudge’ theory to change risky practices among Uganda’s pork handlers

Date: 4th of March 2021

Speaker: Steven Kakooza, Technical support to the BUILD program

Presentation: Improving food safety in Uganda_Nudges






Putting the “A” into WaSH

Date: 4th of February 2021

Speaker: Siobhan Mor, Research Lead for the UK-funded One Health Regional Network for the Horn of Africa program.







One Health vulnerability, capacity and needs assessment and the concept of One Health Units

Date: 3rd of December 2020


Dr Diana Onyango, Regional Project Manager, HEAL (Short biography of Diana Onyango)

Dr Micol Fascendini, Public Health Consultant, CCM (Short biography of Micol Fascendini)








Why is One Health of interest to donors and investors?

Date: 5 November 2020


Lensse Gobu, Program Officer for Health, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Ethiopia

Larissa Meier, Deputy Head of International Cooperation, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Ethiopia

Faben Getachew, Nutrition and Gender expert, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation

Gabriele Mugnai, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation

Björn Niere, Senior Policy Advisor, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)


Evaluating integrated approaches to health based on systems thinking

Date: 1 October 2020

Guest speaker: Dr Simon Rüegg, Senior Scientist at the University of Zurich

Short biography of Dr Simon Ruegg

Institutionalizing One Health: Lessons from Kenya

Date: 3 September 2020

Guest speaker: Dr Mathew Muturi, co-leader of Kenya’s Zoonotic Disease Unit

Short biography of Dr Mathew Muturi

Opportunities for change – One Health in Africa

Date: 6 August 2020

Guest speaker: Bassirou Bonfoh, Director of Afrique One-ASPIRE

Short biography of Professor Bassirou Bonfoh.

Related videos

‘Diseases of man and beast and their impact on lives and livelihoods’ webinar organised by the World Health Organisation. 

Dr Wesinew Adugna, livestock program manager at VSF Suisse Ethiopia office, joined other panellists and shared the effects of zoonotic diseases on pastoralist communities in Ethiopia and how VSF Suisse is working with communities to control these diseases.

Zuleka Ismail, HEAL Interim Regional Manager, spoke about the One Health approach for pastoralism at the European Development Days (EDD21) virtual event.

Risks of future pandemic threats and how to prepare (Full webinar)