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

How are One Health Units (OHUs) helping reshape the health service delivery for pastoral communities in the Horn of Africa?

Event: HEAL CoP webinar

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)

The HEAL project reshapes the health service delivery for pastoral communities in the Horn of Africa through One Health Units (OHUs) which address the needs of communities and involves them and actors in service provision at every step of the process. This ensures optimal integration across sectors.

In this webinar finale for 2020, HEAL’s very own Diana Onyango, Regional Project Manager, and Micol Fascendini, Public Health Consultant from CCM, will be taking us through to the HEAL project’s journey in the Horn of Africa applying One Health in the field. They will share the key discoveries from the One Health vulnerability assessment conducted during the inception phase of the project and how applying the concept of One Health Units is helping to change people’s lives. Join us on Thursday the 3rd of December at 1300 EAT to listen to and interact with HEAL project implementing partners.



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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