Thursday 14 November 2019

by the One Health Platform, Prof. Ab Osterhaus and Prof. John Mackenzie, chairs One Health Platform and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr Ahmed Ogwell, Deputy Director Africa CDC

  • "One Health challenges from the human health perspective”, Calvin Sindato, Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS)
  • "One Health challenges from the animal health perspective”, Irene Naigaga, One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA)
  • “One Health challenges from the ecohealth perspective”, Jonathan Epstein, Vice President for Science and Outreach, EcoHealth Alliance

Followed by open discussion and questions from the audience

  • "Results of One Health zoonotic disease prioritization workshops across Africa", Casey Barton Behravesh, US CDC
  • Priority zoonotic diseases:
    • "Incidence and control of rabies in Africa", Thumbi Mwangi, University of Nairobi
    • "Ebola in DRC and West-Africa: lessons learned", Tieble Traore, WHO/AFRO 
    • "Potential threat of zoonotic influenza in Africa", Vincent Munster, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Followed by a open discussion and questions from the audience

  • “Implementation of the regional strategy for health security and emergencies in Africa,  Stéphane de la Rocque, WHO Health Emergencies Programme
  • “Connecting One Health Science and Global Health Security”, Ab Osterhaus, One Health Platform
  • “Monkey pox as an important emerging disease in Africa”, Adesola Yinka Ogunleye, Nigeria CDC  
  • “Overview of vector borne viruses of importance in Africa with particular reference to yellow fever “, Marietjie Venter, University of Pretoria 
Friday 15 November 2019
  • “Concept of risk assessment”, Dilys Morgan, Public Health England 
  • “Risk assessment of zoonotic disease: an African respective”, Yilma Makonnen, FAO
  • “Risk assessment of zoonotic disease from a human perspective”, Chinenye Ofoegbunam, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
  • Country perspectives
    • "Rift Valley Fever", Musa Sekamatte, Ministry of Health, Uganda 
    • "Brucellosis", Asefa Deressa, Ethiopian Public Health Institute
    • "Health safety and security and zoonoses in Africa", Veerle Msimang, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa
  • “The Tripartite view on zoonotic disease surveillance”, Jane Lwoyero, OIE Sub-Regional Representation for Eastern Africa
  • "Event-based surveillance as a condition for public health emergency preparedness and response", Arunmozhi Balajee, US CDC

Moderated by Yewande Alimi, Africa CDC

Panel composed of 

  • Jay Varma, Africa CDC
  • Stephanie Salyer, Africa CDC
  • Athman Mwatondo, Africa CDC
  • Feyesa Regassa, Ethiopia EPHI
  • Chinenye Ofoegbunam, Nigeria CDC
  • Sofia Viegas, Mozambique NPHI

Conclusion of the 1st International One Health Forum, Prof. Ab Osterhaus, One Health Platform

Next steps, Dr Ahmed Ogwell, Deputy Director Africa CDC