On 3 November 2023, the world observed One Health Day, emphasizing the interdependence of human, animal, plant and environment health.
The Capacitating One Health in Eastern and Southern Africa (COHESA) project is at the forefront of this movement, operating across 12 countries in eastern and southern Africa.
Its overarching aim is to build capacity to deal with threats and issues which are best suited to a One Health approach.
It focuses on One Health governance, education, research and implementation, enabling multi-sectoral collaboration between governmental bodies and stakeholders.
To mark One Health Day, the COHESA project launched a One Health observatory, an international initiative under the project’s umbrella that serves as an online, centralized hub for sharing and documenting the status of One Health activities in the project countries, with ambitions to extend its scope to more countries in north, central and west Africa.
Besides knowledge sharing, the observatory will allow individuals and organisations interested in One Health to see what is being done in different countries; this will help identify potential collaborations and avoid duplication of effort, with rapid identification of supporting documents and materials.
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