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
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.
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.
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 project.
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
Institutionalizing One Health: Lessons from Kenya
Date: 3 September 2020
Guest speaker: Dr Mathew Muturi, co-leader of Kenya’s Zoonotic Disease Unit
Opportunities for change – One Health in Africa
Date: 6 August 2020
Guest speaker: Bassirou Bonfoh, Director of Afrique One-ASPIRE
‘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.