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Review of Veterinary Public Health & Master of Public Health (Epidemiology and Environmental Health) Curricula

Between late August and early September 2016, a workshop was held at Saly (Mbour), to review the two curricula in order to incorporate IHR, PVS pathway, OH competencies and GHSA.

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Cameroon Students Commend Training on Zoonotic Diseases

Building the future One Health workforce continues to be a major area of focus for OHCEA and its partners. In Cameroon, a two-day training on zoonotic diseases was conducted for undergraduate students of Université des Montagnes (UdM) from November 30 to December 1, 2017. The training was organized under the umbrella of the One Health Students Innovations Club (SOHIC). It was aimed at enhancing students’ One Health competencies specifically focusing on communication, community engagement and problem solving. The training focussed on two of the country’s priority zoonotic diseases i.e. Anthrax and Rabies. The other priority zoonotic diseases diseases are Ebola, TB, bird flu.

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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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