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OHCEA News (17)

Fellowship Announcement: The Makerere University One Health Institute Fellowship; Cohort 2018

Background:
Increasing trends in disease outbreaks that result from animal-human-environment interactions, there is a new global paradigm of doing things together
to solve health challenges. Multidisciplinary individuals with transformative knowledge and ability to prevent and mitigate risks at the
animal-human-ecosystems interface are needed in order to achieve “One Health”.One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) is a network of twenty-six higher education institutions of Public Health, Veterinary and Environmental Health, located in seventeen universities in eight African countries. Under Makerere University, OHCEA is calling for applications for the Makerere University One Health Institute Fellowship.

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The Makerere University One Health Institute Field Attachment: Cohort 2018

Background:
Due to Increasing trends in disease outbreaks that result from animal-human-environment interactions, there is a new global paradigm of doing things together to solve health challenges. Multidisciplinary individuals with transformative knowledge and ability to prevent and mitigate risks at the animal-human-ecosystems interface are needed in order to achieve “One Health”.One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) is a network of twenty-six higher education institutions of Public Health, Veterinary and Environmental Health, located in seventeen universities in eight African countries. Under Makerere University, OHCEA is calling for applications for the Makerere University One Health Institute Field Attachment.The One Health Institute Field Attachment is a multidisciplinary, experiential training in community engagement concerning assessment of infectious disease threats.
As part of the program, successful applicants will attend a mandatory 8 days theoretical classes in early June, followed by 14 days of field placement.
Students will be attached to the different One Health Field attachment sites in Uganda. Field activities will involve site visits, community education and awareness campaigns, home visits,etc. The students will present their findings to the district authorities and the university.

Funding & Support
Participants will be facilitated by OHCEA to complete the training and attachment

Target participants
The applicants targeted are Makerere University undergraduate students currently in their final semester of study. Great potential for leadership, ability to work inmulti-disciplinary teams and a vested interest in advancing the emerging field of One Health is an added advantage.

Who should apply?
• Undergraduate Makerere University students in their final semester of study.
• The fields of Social Sciences, Public Health, Mass Communication, IT, Veterinary, Nursing, Law, Human Medicine, Agriculture,Environment, Business, Laboratory Sciences and other Health Sciences will be strongly considered.
• Fluent in English communication (listening,speaking, writing, and understanding).
• Have a letter of recommendation from his/her academic supervisor of Makerere University
• Fully available for theoretical training in early June 2018 and there afterfor a 14-day site placement

Application Procedure:
All applications must be written in English according to the guidelines indicated on the application form and emailed to the OHCEA Uganda Administrator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 6th April 2018,Applicants are required to submit an application form which can be accessed on www.ohcea.org together with a clear copy of your University Identity card.Clearly indicate One Health Attachment Application in the email subject line.

Only successful candidates will be contacted by 4th May 2018
UGANDA

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Training on Risk Analysis conducted at Mekelle University

Training on Risk Analysis conducted at Mekelle University

One health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) Mekelle Office through the support of USAID Fund has provided Training on Risk Analysis from December 28/2017 to January 1/2018.

In this training 37 Professionals from Mekelle University College of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Tigray Agricultural and Rural Development Bureau, Tigray Health Bureau, Mekelle Zonal Health Office, Tigray Health Research Institute, Veterinary Drugs and Feed Control Authority, Tigray Science and Technology Bureau, Tigray Agricultural Research Institute, Abergele International Abattoir and Mekelle Zone Agriculture Bureau were participated. 

The Training was facilitated by faculty of Mekelle University namely   Dr. Yohannes Tekle (College of Veterinary medicine) and Dejen Yemane (College of Health Sciences) who have participated in the Risk analysis module development and Training of Trainers supported by the One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) Office based at Mekelle University Kalamino Campus. During the training participants have gained knowledge and skill of one health, risk assessment, risk management and risk analysis principles and applications. 

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Workshop Participnats during the Orientation of One Health Curriculum Integration  Photo @Berihun Afera

Faculty Orientation on One Health Curriculum Integration Conducted at Mekelle University on December 17/2017

Mekelle University through the support of the Office of One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) Office USAID Funded Project based at College of Veterinary Medicine has conducted a one day workshop aiming at Orientation faculty of college of health sciences and veterinary medicine on one health curriculum integration on December 17/2017.

This orientation workshop is the continuation of the training of trainers (ToT) training on one health curriculum integration held at Wukro last year August, 2017.

During this orientation workshop 32 faculty from college of veterinary medicine, environmental health, Public health, nursing, pharmacy, medicine and mid wives were participated to jointly work together on various one health related curriculums to solve the challenges at the human-animal and environment interfaces.

This workshop was facilitated by Drs. Getachew Redae from Environmental health, Drs. Abreha Tesfay and Berihun Afera from College of veterinary medicine.

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Workshop Participnats during the Orientation of One Health Curriculum Integration  Photo @Berihun Afera

Faculty Orientation on One Health Curriculum Integration Conducted at Mekelle University on December 17/2017

Mekelle University through the support of the Office of One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) Office USAID Funded Project based at College of Veterinary Medicine has conducted a one day workshop aiming at Orientation faculty of college of health sciences and veterinary medicine on one health curriculum integration on December 17/2017.

This orientation workshop is the continuation of the training of trainers (ToT) training on one health curriculum integration held at Wukro last year August, 2017.

During this orientation workshop 32 faculty from college of veterinary medicine, environmental health, Public health, nursing, pharmacy, medicine and mid wives were participated to jointly work together on various one health related curriculums to solve the challenges at the human-animal and environment interfaces.

This workshop was facilitated by Drs. Getachew Redae from Environmental health, Drs. Abreha Tesfay and Berihun Afera from College of veterinary medicine.

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Students during the Zoonotic training at UDM

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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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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