One Health Conference for Horn of Africa UniversitiesAmoud Univeristy
Welcome To The One Health Conference for Horn of Africa Universities
Amoud University Research and Community Services unit is delighted to welcome you to its first regional networking conference for the Horn of Africa universities (3rd -5th January 2022) to showcase the current One Health implementation status, research capacity, and creating a future collaborative network to facilitate partnership between researchers and institutions.

This year's conference will be held at Amoud University, Borama, Somaliland Between 3-5 Jan. 2022

One health Concept

integrating human, animal and environmental health,


There will be different sessions and presentations during the three days of the Conference.


More than 30 Speaker will Participate on the different sessions of the conference virtually and physically.

“More than 23 Universities in the Horn of Africa, 6 Local & International NGOs, 4 UN Agencies, 2 Private Institutions and 3 Government Line Ministries OH will attend the conference”

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Minster of Health Development, Somaliland
Principal Investigator, University of Liverpool, UK
Principal, Amoud University College of Health Sciences
Principal, Amoud University College of Health Sciences
President, Amoud University.
Keynote Speakers
Experts in Public, human, animal, and environmental health.
Senior Epidemiologist
MD,MSc, MPH, MDPH, PhD, Senior Epidemiologist covid-19, MoHD
Public Health Specialist
Dr. Khalif Bile Mohamud M.D.; Ph.D. Communicable Diseases Epidemiology, Health Emergency Response and Health Systems Specialist
Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases
Eric Fevre is Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases at the Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool
Session's Chairman
They will Lead and Moderate Sessions
Senior Public Health Officer
Senior Psychiatrist
Yakoub Aden Abdi, MD, PHD. Senior Physiatrist Director, Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Health, Somaliland.
Director of Research and Community Services and Lead of Horn Project
DAY 1: Networking and Introducing One Health Concept in the Region. Day 2: Regional One Health Research and Capacity Building. Day 3: Future Networking and Way forward
Day 1
Day 2
  • January 4, 2022 08:00
    Regional One Health Research and Capacity Building

    In this session, one Health status of each country (Somaliland, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti) will be presented by zooming to the areas of research activities, integration between the sectors, capacity building, and institutionalization. Researchers from participating universities will also present some ongoing One Health research projects and institutional levelactivities. Akeystone speech on regional OneHealth capacity and future perspectives will be delivered. The day concludes with a panel discussion where participants will have a chance to discuss the need for a regional network platform where universities and research institutions can easily collaborate. Challenges and opportunities will be the main areas this discussion.

  • January 5, 2022 08:00
    Session One: One Health Capacity in the Region

    1- One Health Kenya
    2- One Health Somalia
    3- One Health Ethiopia
    4- One Health Somaliland
    5- One Health Djibouti
    6- Plenary panel (Q & A)

  • January 4, 2022 10:20 - 10:40
    Coffee Break
  • January 4, 2022 11:00 - 11:30
    Session Two: Capacity building in One Health

    1- Capacity building in One Health, Dr Wellington Ekaya.
    2- Open discussion: The need for regional network? Opportunities and challenges.

  • January 4, 2022 12:00 - 01:00
    Lunch Break
  • January 4, 2022
    Session Three: One Health Research

    1- Study one: Investigating Prevalence and Identifying Risk Factors of Bovine Tuberculosis in Cattle and Humans in an Agro-pastoral Community in Awdal region, Somaliland).

    2- Study Two: Knowledge and Perceptions of COVID-19 among Health Care Workers in Somaliland

    3- Study Three: Evaluation of Surveillance Systems, Risk Mapping and Assessment of KAPs among High-Risk Groups in The Horn of Africa.

    4- Study Four: Factors Associated with Uptake and Adherence to Recommended Public Health Measures Against Covid-19 in urban and rural Kenya.

    5- Study Five: Impacts of Climate Change on Animal and Human Health and implications on Food Insecurity in Ethiopia.

  • January 4, 2022 15:00
    Day Two Closing & Coffee
Day 3
  • January 5, 2022 08:00
    Future Networking and Way forward

    The last day begins with a presentationhighlightingthe current One Health policiesand institutionalization in Africa and the region. Non-governmental bodies and private sector willreflect their strategies on One Health implementation. Representative from the line ministries of Health will highlight the existing One Health activities and current collaboration between the government sectors.A keynote speech on building blocks of One Health Network and evaluations will be delivered. In a panel discussion, participants from the universities will then discuss future collaborations and conceptualizationto create a One Health network platform. A Gala dinner in the evening with official closing remarks fromAmoud University and Somaliland Government Officials will mark the end of the conference.

  • January 5, 2022 08:00 - 10:20
    Session One: One Health Policy in the Horn of Africa

    1- One Health Policy in the Horn of Africa
    2- Presentation of the proposed network structure
    3- Mental health in One Health
    4- The role of UN agencies, I-NGOs and L-NGOs in One Health Implementation
    5- The role of Government in One Health Implementation

  • January 5, 2022 10:30 - 10:50
    Coffee Break
  • January 5, 2022 10: 00 - 10:30
    Session Two: Group Discussion and Signing agreement

    1- Group Discussion on Creating One Health Network and Sustainability.
    2- Signing agreement on creating One Health network for the Universities in the Horn of Africa.
    3- Closing remarks

  • January 5, 2022 01:00
    Day Three Closing & Coffee
Conference Venue
Conference Sponsors
The conference was sponsored by One Health Regional Network for the Horn of Africa (HORN) and Amoud University.
Media Gallery
Photos of the conference's sessions, speakers and participants
Contact Us
Feel free to contact the conference's organizers team.

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