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Makerere University’s Professor Frank Mwiine is new Chair of the OHCEA  Leadership Summit

After more than a year as Chair of the One Health Central and East Africa (OHCEA) Leadership Summit, Professor Aline Umubyeyi – Dean School of Public Health at University of Rwanda, Professor Frank Mwiine, the Dean of School of Biosecurity, Biotechnical & Laboratory Sciences at Makerere University College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity.

Professor Frank Mwiine was unanimously voted by his colleagues in the network at the 20th OHCEA Leadership Summit held in Kampala on 22nd November 2019.

Professor Mwiine thanked his colleagues for the confidence they have in him to serve them as their chair and pledged to steer the OHCEA Leadership Summit to even higher heights. Handing over the reins of power, Professor Umubyeyi thanked all the deans for giving her the necessary support that enabled her to successfully complete her term. She thanked the OHCEA Secretariat for providing crucial administrative support to her office and pledged to continue actively supporting OHCEA network growth.

Professor Frank Mwiine looks on as his predecessor gives her ‘handover’ speech’

Symbolic handing over of the Chair’s file  to the incoming Chair, Professor Mwiine. Looking on is OHCEA CEO 9right and Professor Mabel Nangami of Moi University School of Public Health.

Deans pose for a group photo at the end of the meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference Day Three

The final day of the three-day conference started with Session 11, which comprised breakout sessions 9-12. Breakout 9 was held under the theme: Zoonotic disease surveillance and control for One Health. 

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3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference Day Two

The second day of the conference started with a plenary chaired by Prof. Berihu Gebrekidan from Mekelle University in Ethiopia. The session included a presentation on environmental management for One Health by Prof. Woutrina Smith and another on community and government engagement for One Health given by Uganda Red Cross Society chief executive Robert Kwesiga 

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3rd OHCEA International One Health Conference Day One

Presentations and discussions made on Day One of the conference generally brought out the fact that the world needs the One Health approach to prevent the spread of diseases and disease outbreaks. The conference started with a plenary session chaired by Prof. Ndichu Maingi, the dean faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nairobi in Kenya. It involved four speakers. 

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