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

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.

Read short biography of Dr Lian Thomas here: 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.

Read short biography of Fiona Flintan here:





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

Short biography of Chris Pinto





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 project

Short biography of Steven Kakooza

Presentation: Improving food safety in Uganda_Nudges






Putting the “A” into WaSH

Date: 4th of February 2021

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

Short biography of Dr Siobhan Mor







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.

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