University Initiatives in One Health
– East African Perspective
P. M. F. Mbithi, A.G. Thaiyah, J. T. Njoka
and Susan Vande...
Presentation Outline
Background
One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) network
Definition of One Health
Principles ...
Background
Human population

38,610,097 (2009)
Livestock Population (2009)
Cattle
18 million
Sheep
17 million
Goats
28 mil...
ONE HEALTH CENTRAL AND
EASTERN AFRICA (OHCEA)
Network of universities in 6 countries in Africa and 3
in USA:
Kenya, Uganda...
University of Nairobi

ISO 9001:2008

Certified

http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
OHCEA
Vision
A global leader in One Health approaches to sustainable

health for healthy productive animals, prosperous
co...
OHCEA
Mission
To drive transformational change for continuous
improvement of health and well-being of humans,
animals, and...
MAP OF KENYA

University of Nairobi

University of Nairobi

ISO 9001:2008

8

Certified

http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
DEFINITION OF ONE HEALTH

The interaction between human health, animal health
and ecosytem health.

University of Nairobi
...
PRINCIPLES OF OH
1.
2.
3.
4.

5.
6.

7.
8.

Multi-disciplinary approach to training/teaching.
Multi-disciplinary research....
THE SCOPE OF OH PROGRAM
AT UON
1. Founder member of One Health Central and East
Africa (OHCEA).
2. Sensitization of studen...
THE SCOPE OF OH PROGRAM
AT UON
4. Workshops to institute quality assurance in the two
Kenyan Universities in OHCEA.
Instit...
THE SCOPE OF OH PROGRAM
AT UON
8. The network plans to use e-learning to enhance coteaching and collaboration. This has in...
OHCEA PRIORITIES
Capacity building
Teaching
Research
Service
University of Nairobi

ISO 9001:2008

14

Certified

http://w...
OHCEA Capacity Building
1. Future workforce OH compliant

Pre-service curriculum review
 Targets undergraduate and postgr...
OHCEA Capacity Building
2. Current workforce OH compliant
In-service training on key OH issues
 OH leadership
 Joint out...
OHCEA TEACHING,
RESEARCH AND SERVICE
1. Preparing joint student field practicums.
2. OH demonstration site established in ...
CSU Student “One Health Club”
linkage with UoN Student
Association

Anna Fagre, Michael Marricle, Kelvin Momanyi
In the Po...
OHCEA TEACHING,
RESEARCH AND SERVICE
Establishment of OH Quality assurance platform in
universities
Inter-university co-te...
LINK WITH The Center for Sustainable Dryland
Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES)
The Center for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystem...
THANK YOU

University of Nairobi

ISO 9001:2008

21

Certified

http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
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  1. 1. University Initiatives in One Health – East African Perspective P. M. F. Mbithi, A.G. Thaiyah, J. T. Njoka and Susan Vandewoude University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
  2. 2. Presentation Outline Background One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) network Definition of One Health Principles of One Health The Scope of One Health Program Priorities of One Health Program Capacity Building Teaching, Research and Service Link with The Center for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES) University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 2 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
  3. 3. Background Human population 38,610,097 (2009) Livestock Population (2009) Cattle 18 million Sheep 17 million Goats 28 million Camels 3 million Poultry 32 million Wildlife Rich in diversity and numbers University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 3 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
  4. 4. ONE HEALTH CENTRAL AND EASTERN AFRICA (OHCEA) Network of universities in 6 countries in Africa and 3 in USA: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Democratic Republic of Congo Colorado State University, University of Minnesota and Tufts University in USA University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 4 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
  5. 5. University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
  6. 6. OHCEA Vision A global leader in One Health approaches to sustainable health for healthy productive animals, prosperous communities and productive ecosystems University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 6 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
  7. 7. OHCEA Mission To drive transformational change for continuous improvement of health and well-being of humans, animals, and ecosystems through multidisciplinary research, training and community service. University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 7 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
  8. 8. MAP OF KENYA University of Nairobi University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 8 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
  9. 9. DEFINITION OF ONE HEALTH The interaction between human health, animal health and ecosytem health. University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
  10. 10. PRINCIPLES OF OH 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Multi-disciplinary approach to training/teaching. Multi-disciplinary research. Multi-disciplinary response to disease outbreaks. Multi-disciplinary prediction and preparedness to disease outbreaks. Collaborations with institutions, government and nongovernmental organisations on matters of One Health. Leadership for One Health and multi-disciplinary activities. Catalyst for changes on approaches to One Health. Platform for staff exchange on One Health activities. University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
  11. 11. THE SCOPE OF OH PROGRAM AT UON 1. Founder member of One Health Central and East Africa (OHCEA). 2. Sensitization of students and faculty on OH in the University of Nairobi and Moi School of Public Health. 3. Joint workshops to plan for co-teaching between veterinary schools and schools of public health in Kenya. An agreement was reached on co-teaching in the areas of zoonotic diseases so that vets teach the vet aspect while the PH schools teach the medical aspects. University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
  12. 12. THE SCOPE OF OH PROGRAM AT UON 4. Workshops to institute quality assurance in the two Kenyan Universities in OHCEA. Institutional champions were selected with a view to establishing institutional research units to promote quality assurance. 5. Review of the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine has already been done and OH module created. 6. Carried out training needs assessment for in-service training in One Health. 7. Formed a student’s One Health Club (active with student exchange with CSU). University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
  13. 13. THE SCOPE OF OH PROGRAM AT UON 8. The network plans to use e-learning to enhance coteaching and collaboration. This has involved the establishment of an e-learning platform in the two OHCEA Universities in Kenya. The program is called University of Nairobi Science Knowledgebase (UONSK) and Moi University Science Knowledgebase. Currently, there are trainings on the use of the platform by faculty and students. 9. One Health focal persons have country coordinating committees (inclusive of ministry of health, veterinary department, center for disease control and other stakeholders). University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
  14. 14. OHCEA PRIORITIES Capacity building Teaching Research Service University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 14 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
  15. 15. OHCEA Capacity Building 1. Future workforce OH compliant Pre-service curriculum review  Targets undergraduate and postgraduate curricula  Programs with a OH module University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 15 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
  16. 16. OHCEA Capacity Building 2. Current workforce OH compliant In-service training on key OH issues  OH leadership  Joint outbreak surveillance and response  Needs assessment for training University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 16 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
  17. 17. OHCEA TEACHING, RESEARCH AND SERVICE 1. Preparing joint student field practicums. 2. OH demonstration site established in Tanzania for joint field practicums. 3. Students OH clubs started. University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 17 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
  18. 18. CSU Student “One Health Club” linkage with UoN Student Association Anna Fagre, Michael Marricle, Kelvin Momanyi In the Poudre Canyon near Fort Collins, CO University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 18 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
  19. 19. OHCEA TEACHING, RESEARCH AND SERVICE Establishment of OH Quality assurance platform in universities Inter-university co-teaching and collaboration in OH especially zoonotic diseases E-learning activities on OH utilizing soft wares. Influencing policy formulation through research. University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 19 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
  20. 20. LINK WITH The Center for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES) The Center for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies (CSDES) vision is excellence in management of dryland ecosystems and societies. To realize this, one of the strategies the Center employs is an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to the management of ecosystems, humans and animals (livestock and wildlife). This is supported through the Center objective on ‘improved coordination of interdisciplinary education, research and outreach for drylands in Kenya.’ University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 20 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
  21. 21. THANK YOU University of Nairobi ISO 9001:2008 21 Certified http://www.uonbi.ac.ke
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