13 March 2018
The One Health workforce project aims to improve human resource capacity in target countries to prevent, detect and respond to threats posed by infectious diseases and zoonoses, through the One Health approach. At the start of the project, it was essential to organize a planning and validation meeting in Côte d’Ivoire, with all the stakeholders including Afrique One-ASPIRE, to develop and validate the action plan for One Health human resource activities together.
The workshop was held on the 6th March 2018 at the Institut Pasteur de Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan. Dr Richard Yapi and Emmanuel Dabo were the delegates of the Afrique One-ASPIRE consortium. They took part of the brainstorming session and led discussions panels on how to strengthen the relationship between Ivorian and other West African universities.
At the end of the workshop, an action plan was validated for future implementation. The support of Afrique One-ASPIRE will be sought to train students and technicians on the One Health concept, as the consortium developed training materials, and have been implementing the concept since a decade. The One Health Workforce Project will mainly focus on existing institutions and mechanisms fostering and strengthening the teaching curricula to improve its implementation.