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    Mekelle University students collecting information

    A multidisciplinary team of Mekelle University students collecting information related to One Health challenges from a household in Ashenge, the field attachment site for Mekelle University

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    Jimma University students interact with cattle traders

    Jimma University students interact with cattle traders and buyers in a cattle market at Deneba during a One Health Demonstration Site Field attachment

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    A household member tries out a handwashing facility

    A household member tries out a handwashing facility whose construction was demonstrated by Mekelle University students during the One Health Demonstration Site Field Attachment in Ashenge.

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    Multidisciplinary Students Engage Community Members

    Mekelle University multidisciplinary students engage community members in a talk to assess and educate them on One Health related issues and challenges in Ashenge. Students also shared some information materials on hygiene sourced from UNICEF Ethiopia.


Infectious Diseases Management Training for University of Rwanda Finalist Students and members of the Students One Health Innovations Club

The training was organized to equip finalist students of the University of Rwanda in the management of infectious diseases; detection, response and control. The July 7-day training was held at...

Rwanda One Health Stakeholders conduct Workforce Needs Assessment Workshop to Identify Collaboration Gaps

The One Health Systems Mapping and Analysis Resource Toolkit (OH-SMART) workshop was held to review the workforce technical and cross-sectoral training gaps in Rwanda and introduce the OH-SMART tool.

Experts Synthesize National Workforce Needs using the One Health System Analysis and Mapping Resource Toolkit

One Health Workforce together with One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA), Makerere University School of Public Health and College of Veterinary medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity organised a Multi-sectoral...

Students at Université des Montagnes (UdM), Cameroon Debates on Infectious

Cross section of students during the debate on arboviral infections.Zoonotic diseases, exposure to harmful microorganisms and their uncontrolled dissemination are major engines that ensure endemicity of ranges of infectious diseases...

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One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) is a network of 16 universities and 24 institutions in 8 countries across Eastern, Central and Western Africa. Our work, mainly funded through USAID, IDRC and other funders, endeavours to build One Health Workforce and strengthen capacity for biorisk management in the region. At OHCEA, we are very proud of what we do; contributing to building a critical workforce that can handle current and future One Health challenges.
In the last one year (2017), we have grown the network, bringing on board new members and partners.

OHCEA is a network driving transformation, and with our funders and partners, building better workforce through multi-disciplinary field experiential training, curriculum review and program development, faculty development, case competitions, student self-organising clubs and other innovative methods. This is business we have been engaged in consistently since 2010.
Our innovative approaches to training is what makes us stand out and make us relevant to the needs of the labour market.
We have a clear vision of what we want to be – a global leader in One Health approaches and our work is guided by innovation and partnership building. I’m proud of the work we do and give you my personal commitment that we will deliver what we promise and do it innovatively and sustainably.

Enjoy our website and feel free to contact us for any additional information that you may require.
On behalf of all the staff of OHCEA, I thank you for the interest you have take in our website.

William Bazeyo,
Professor of Occupational Health and CEO, OHCEA

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Our school goals

Our Goals

  • Strengthen a Growing Institutional network in terms of leadership, governance, technical assistance and information sharing across countries in order to transform OHCEA to deliver One Health
  • Support National agencies to build capacity and efficiency for surveillance, reporting systems and outbreak response in country and cross border

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