1st Somali One Health Conference

One Health in Somalia

Dr. Ahmed A. Hassan-Kadle

Dr. Ahmed Kadle Dr. Ahmed Kadle is the Rector of Abrar University, and professor of epidemiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Abrar University, Somalia. He also co-founded and currently serves as chairman of Oog Dairy Factory. He worked as a Veterinarian with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Somalia to strengthen Somali communities’ resilience by keeping their livestock healthy and productive. Dr. Kadle supports several communities and research organizations on a freelance basis, all of them working on issues related to livestock development. His research activities focus on the epidemiology of vector and vector-borne diseases which have a Global One Health aspect.

Foodborne and Waterborne Diseases Today

Prof. Dr. Abdalla Mohamed Ibrahim

Prof. Dr. Ibrahim is currently working as Vice-Rector for Prof. Dr. Ibrahim is currently working as Vice Rector for Research and Development and Professor of Parasitology at Abrar University, Somalia.   His research area focuses on Parasitology and Epidemiology where he published about 61 articles and attended about 36 international and national training courses and workshops. Dr. Ibrahim supervised 10 published Thesis (1 PhD, 7 MSc. and 2 Graduation Thesis).

Vector-Borne Diseases: A One Health Approach

Prof. Dr. Rafael F. C. Vieira

Prof. Dr. Rafael Vieira is currently an Associate Professor of Epidemiology of Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases and One Health at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil. He is also the Research Leader of the Vector-Borne Diseases Laboratory at UFPR, and an affiliate of The Ohio State University Global One Health initiative. He is a DVM and received a Veterinary Residency degree in Laboratory Diagnostics from the Sao Paulo State University, a master’s degree in Veterinary Sciences from the UFPR, and a PhD degree in Animal Sciences focusing on One Health aspects of Vector-Borne Diseases from the Londrina State University. Over the last 11 years his research has focused on zoonotic diseases, with emphasis in the epidemiology of vector-borne and transboundary infectious diseases, One Health, molecular detection, and characterization of hemotropic Mycoplasma species and evaluation and validation of diagnostic tests for zoonotic infectious diseases. He has acted as the main advisor of postdoctoral, six PhDs, 12 masters, four veterinary residents, and 23 scientific initiation students. His research summary includes some 100 peer-reviewed publications, with more than 800 citations. His professional goal is to apply his background to approach global health issues at the human-animal-environment interface from a One Health perspective, with a special focus on vector-borne and zoonotic diseases. His plans include getting proposals funded to develop and expand capacity for a One Health approach in Sub-Saharan Africa and other low and middle-income countries.

Antimicrobial Resistance: A Global One Health Concern

Prof. Dr. Enrique Jesús Delgado-Suárez

Prof. Dr. Enrique is professor of Food safety and public health in Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment: Gaps and Goals

Prof. Dr. Sabiha Essack

Dr. Prof. Sabiha Essack is the South African Research Chair (SARChI) in Antibiotic Resistance and One Health and Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).  Professor Essack is Vice-Chair of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Antimicrobial Resistance (STAG-AMR), Senior Implementation Research Advisor at the International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS) in Denmark, member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Joint Programming Initiative on AMR (JPIAMR) and member of the International Pharmacy Federation (FIP) AMR Commission.  She further serves as expert consultant on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) to the WHO.  Professor Essack is chairperson of the Global Respiratory Infection Partnership (GRIP), serves on the Advisory Board of the Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator (CARB-X) in the US, the Fleming Fund Expert Advisory Group in the UK, the Market Analysis Expert Advisory Group of the Global AMR Research and Development Hub in Germany and is a member of the Wellcome Trust Surveillance and Epidemiology of Drug-Resistant Infections Consortium (SEDRIC).  She served as Vice-Chairperson of the South African Ministerial Advisory Committee on AMR at its inception, the International Pharmacy Federation Working Group on AMR, the South African Chapter of the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (GARP) and the South African Antibiotic Stewardship Programme (SAASP).

Aflatoxin and Khat Effects on Liver Health: A One-Health Issue

Dr. Mohamed Abdulkadir Hassan-Kadle

Dr. Mohamed Kadle is Gastro & Liver Specialist in Mogadishu, Somalia practising since 2012. Dr Kadle holds MBChB from Benadir University, Somalia, and MD from RUDN University, Russia. He is currently pursuing PhD at RUDN University, Russia. He is a lecturer of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Abrar University and Benadir University, Somalia. Dr. Kadle is the founder of SomGastro Clinic and First Liver Centre in Somalia. He has published over 15 papers in international refereed journals and conference proceedings. His research focuses on gastroenterology and liver diseases.

One Health in the context of Coronavirus Outbreaks

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Mohamud Ali (Fuje)

Dr Fuje is Chief Medical Advisor for Covid-19 and Senior Advisor for Somalia Federal Ministry of Health on NTDs.He is also the Chairman of the Somali Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (SSTM&H) in Mogadishu, Somalia, and Senior lecturer of Infectious and Tropical Medicine at Benadir University School of Postgraduate and Research.

One Health in Africa: Historical and Future Perspectives

Dr. Irene Naigaga

Dr. Naigaga is the Program Manager for Africa One Health University Network (AFROHUN); an international multidisciplinary network of 19 universities leading change in developing a One Health Workforce in east, central and west Africa. Dr. Naigaga’s roles involve coordination and provision of strategic and policy guidance to AFROHUN. She oversees operationalization of the network’s strategic and business plans and promotion of strategic partnership engagement where she supports onboarding of new projects and partners. She also provides leadership and support to program management and capacity development on the One Health Workforce Next Generation project funded by USAID. Dr. Naigaga brings on board her passion to transform Africa and her vast experience spanning over 15 years in managing and implementing multistakeholder projects; and working on several international capacity building networks. Some of these networks include Higher Education Resource Services East Africa (HERS-East Africa); Sub-Saharan Africa Water Resource Network (SSAWRN) under the Regional Initiative for Science and Education (RISE); Training and Research in Aquatic and Environmental Health in Africa (TRAHESA), and the Africa One Health Network (AfoHNet). Dr. Naigaga continues to offer technical expertise to support One Health integration into regional and continental frameworks including the East African Community One Health Strategic Plan spearheaded by the GIZ Pandemic Preparedness Project; ECOWAS’s regional One Health Agenda steered by the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO); Africa CDC Framework for One Health Practice in National Public Health Institutes; and the Animal Health Strategy for Africa led by AU-IBAR. With her veterinary and wildlife background, she holds a PhD in Ichthyology of Rhodes University, South Africa, where she specialized in aquatic ecosystem health. Working with colleagues from Makerere University and the African Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society, she is spearheading the integration of One Health approaches in Aquatic Health Management.

Success and challenges of One Health Approach in Ethiopia

Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Abdikadir

Dr. Ibrahim is an assistant professor in epidemiology. He has a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Basel, Switzerland and has rich experiences in teaching, research, and community engagement in the areas of zoonosis, food safety and AMR. His main area of research interest is on vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, food safety and One Health policy and practices. He has depth knowledge in One Health concept, IHR-monitoring and evaluation framework tools, multi-sectoral One Health coordination mechanism and national bridging workshop. Currently, he is a national epidemiologist and One Health focal point for the World Health Organization country office in Ethiopia.

Theory, methods and practice of One Health

Prof. Dr. Jakob Zinsstag

Prof. Dr. Jakob Zinsstag is a veterinarian with a PhD in tropical animal health. Currently, he is deputy head of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and Associated to University of Basel, Switzerland.

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