The One Health Institute Attachment

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 - 2:23pm
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Because of the increasing trend in diseases that result from animal-human-environment interactions, there is a new global paradigm of doing things together to solve health challenges. Multidisciplinary individuals with transformative knowledge and ability to prevent and mitigate risks at the animal-human-ecosystems interface are needed in order to achieve “One Health”.

Under Makerere University, the One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) network of fourteen Public Health and Veterinary Higher Education Institutions located in seven countries in the Eastern and Central Africa region is calling for applications for the One Health Institute Fellowship.

Funding & Support:

The One Health Institute attachment is a multidisciplinary, experiential joint training in community engagement concerning assessment of infectious disease threats.

As part of the program, undergraduate students will attend the OHI theoretical classes for three weeks and will have three weeks placements, and one week of final presentations. Students will be attached to the different One Health Field attachment sites in Uganda. Field activities will involve site visits, community education and awareness campaigns and home visits.

Participants will be fully sponsored by OHCEA in order to complete the training.

Assessment:

Compulsory in-class theoretical training and attachment with continuous assessment.

Target participants:

The applicants targeted are Makerere University undergraduate students who are currently in their final semester and those who hope to have completed by 2016, with great potential for leadership, previous demonstrable contribution to multi-disciplinary work approaches and a vested interest in positively contributing to, and advancing, the emerging field of One Health.

Who should apply?

  • Ugandan Nationals
  • Undergraduate Makerere University students who are currently in their final semester and those who hope to have completed by 2016 from any of the fields of: Social Sciences, Public Health, Mass communication, IT, Veterinary, Nursing, Law, Human Medicine, Agriculture, Environment, businness and Laboratory Sciences.
  • Fluent in English communication (listening, speaking, writing, and understanding).
  • Have a letter of recommendation from his academic supervisor.
  • Fully available for theoretical training and placement period (10th April- 31st May 2016).

Application Procedure:

All applications must be written in English and emailed to the Program Administrator on ohceaug@ohcea.org by 4th March 2016. Applicants are required to submit an application form which can be accessed here (Click to download the application form).

Cleary indicate One Health attachment Application in the email subject line. 

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