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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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Tanzania takes the AMR war to primary school pupils in Kilosa Demonstration Site

It was a jovial moment when pupils in 40 primary schools in the Kilosa demonstration site of OHCEA Tanzania congregated at their schools to applaud for what they had attained after a successful sensitization on antibiotic resistance. This was one of the accomplishments of year three activities of OHCEA in Tanzania which included sensitization sessions for schools and communities on critical One Health issues.

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Jimma University Faculty Receive Training in Gender, One Health and Infectious Disease

The Gender & One Health infectious disease training was conducted in November 2016 at Jimma University. The purpose of the training was to build the capacity of the faculty in the Faculty of Public Health and School of Veterinary Medicine on Gender, One Health and Infectious Disease so that they will integrate them in their day-to-day activities, mainly teaching, research and community service.

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Jimma University One Health Students’ Innovations Club Conducts Case Competitions on Brucellosis

One of the most vibrant components of the One Health Workforce (OHW) project in Ethiopia is the One Health Students’ Innovations Club.  OHCEA Ethiopia has a strong population of students from different disciplines who form the One Health Students’ Innovations Club (OHSIC).  In Jimma University, the OHSIC has more than 330 members who have participated in promoting multidisciplinary collaboration. 

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