One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) is a network of fourteen Public Health and Veterinary
Higher Education Institutions that are located in six countries in the Eastern African region, a region that includes the Congo basin that is considered as a “Hot Spot” for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. OHCEA seeks to attain the vision of becoming a global leader in One Health for healthy productive animals, prosperous communities and productive ecosystems. University of Nairobi is one of the partner schools and is represented by the faculty of veterinary medicine and the school of public health.
OHCEA is funded by USAID and is promoting the development of the One Health Workforce. This will involve training of personnel working at the counties on One health as a multidisciplinary group of focal persons in Health, veterinary, nursing, wildlife and environment.
The first leadership training will target 30 participants from the high risk counties in terms of disease incidence represented by Garissa, Nakuru, Murang’a, Kakamega, Kisumu, Baringo, Kajiado, Laikipia, Machakos, Siaya and Kiambu counties. Other participants will be nurses from Kenyatta National Hospital and personnel from KWS, ZDU and faculty of veterinary medicine.
The first training will take place from 7th-11th September 2015 in Nakuru county and this will be followed by a second meeting from 21st-25th September 2015.
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