Boran women with sheep and goats at a traditional deep well water source, Garba Tulla, Isiolo, Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Fiona Flintan).
Boran women with sheep and goats at a traditional deep well water source, Garba Tulla, Isiolo, Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Fiona Flintan).

The One Health Research, Education and Outreach Centre in Africa aims to improve the health of humans, animals and ecosystems through capacity building, strengthening of local, regional and global networks and provision of evidence-based policy advice on One Health in sub-Saharan Africa. The centre is hosted at the Nairobi campus of the International Livestock Research Institute.

The centre has four research themes:

  • neglected tropical zoonotic diseases
  • emerging infectious diseases
  • food safety and informal markets
  • antimicrobial resistance

Funding: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (BMZ)

Start date: 1 January 2020 | End date: 31 December 2025

Partners

  • African Science Partnership for Intervention Research Excellence
  • Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Germany
  • Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • FoodBerlin
  • Vétérinaires Sans Frontières, Germany 
  • Other CGIAR centres (the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in the context of aflatoxins)

Collaboration with the African Union-Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development as well as multilateral organizations, especially the World Organisation for Animal Health, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization, will be further strengthened.

Contact: Bernard Bett (b.bett@cgiar.org)

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