OHCEA

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.

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

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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