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One Health Summer Institute: Grassroots impact on high priority diseases

One Health Summer Institute FacultyThe goals of Ohio State’s One Health Summer Institute are to build capacity among East African public health professionals and make a grassroots impact on high priority diseases. Now in its sixth year, the 2017 summer institute boasts eight training modules, seven workshops and seven active projects for hands-on training activities. Workshops include One Health communications strategies, international trade and risk analysis, molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases and environmental and occupational health, among many other topics.

There are 24 faculty from Ethiopian and U.S. institutions involved in the summer institute, including eight from Ohio State. The institute is held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from June 19 – September.

The One Health Summer Institute is one of the programs implemented by the Global One Health Initiative, whose mission is to expand capacity globally through education, training, research and outreach to more efficiently and effectively address diseases at the interface of humans, animals, plants and the environment. Over the last six years, Global One Health and its partners have trained more than 600 professionals, expanded global knowledge of more than 100 students, vaccinated 10,000 dogs against rabies and attracted 22,000 to take online courses through a digital training platform on ITunesU.

Visit Global One Health to find out more.