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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. The workshop was opened by the Principal of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Leiticia who thanked the organizers of the workshop and commended OHCEA and One Health Workforce/UMN for introducing the OH-SMART to Rwanda.

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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 the Nyagatare Campus. One hundred and forty six (146) students attended the training.

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Supporting University Networks to Expand and Grow: OHCEA Tanzania in Resource Mobilisation capacity strengthening.

July 25th – 27th 2016, OHCEA Tanzania organized grant writing worked in Dar es Salaam. The workshop was conducted at the Giraffe Hotel in Dar es Salaam. The purpose of the workshop was to provide grant writing skills to key health professionals and practitioners who are faculty to MUHAS and SUA universities, and who are directly or indirectly involved with research on humans, animals (including wildlife) or both humans and animals as well as the environment in which they live and interact.

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Tanzania Experts Convene Strategy Development Workshop to address Workforce Gaps

Zoonotic diseases require a workforce that can efficiently and effectively coordinate and collaborate across human and animal health sectors for better prevention, detection and response. In order to articulate One Health workforce needs at a country level, Tanzania hired two consultants (one from human health sector and the second one from animal health sector) to synthesize existing workforce needs as articulated in national-level assessments, strategies and reports. Analysis was based on national and international standards, capacities and performance tools such as the Joint External Evaluation (JEE), the International Health Regulations (IHR) and the Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS) that provide essential information for understanding current workforce capacity.

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Senegal Conducts Anti-Microbial Resistance Training for Government Personnel and Providers to Improve their Effectiveness

The Global Action Plan (GAP) to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance is the model from which all countries can develop and implement national action plans (NAP).The resolution adopted by all Member States urges them to put in place a NAP which is consistent with GAP. Senegal has already drawn up a NAP which has been sent to different stakeholders for observations and suggestions.

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