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.
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.
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.