2nd OHCEA One Health Conference

The 2nd OHCEA International One Health Conference will be held in Kampala, Uganda at Speak Resort Munyonyo on 16-20 November, 2015.

The 2nd OHCEA International One Health Conference brings science and policy together aiming at the early recognition and control of emerging (infectious) diseases, now and in the years to come. It focuses on multidisciplinary collaboration involving human, veterinary and eco-health disciplines, other life sciences, social sciences, and informatics. The One Health approach is needed to ensure an improved and sustainable human and animal health and is key to improve monitoring, analysis and prevention of novel global threats posed by re-emerging (infectious) diseases and food safety hazards.

The scientific focus of this Conference will be on how science can help in preventing emerging and re-emerging (infectious) diseases; with a specific side meeting dedicated to the Ebola crisis and Biorisk Management in Africa. Simultaneously, side meetings will be organized to bring established key scientists working in the respective One Health areas together with policymakers, businessmen, funders, governors and International One Health organizations.

Theme and Sub Themes

Theme: “Strategic Approach to Global Health Security through One Health Innovation: Vision 2035”.

Sub themes:

  • Emerging Diseases: Pathogens and their Interface
  • Lessons learnt from Ebola and MERS- Coronavirus outbreaks
  • Emerging pathogens (Terrestrial, aquatic and air)
  • Vector borne pathogens
  • Environmental Pollution as a predisposing factor
  • Immuno- toxicology, antibiotic and antiviral resistance
  • Innovative Multidisciplinary Intervention Strategies
  • Clinical Research on emerging diseases
  • Innovative communication strategies/data collection systems
  • Improved diagnostics and scientific techniques to combat health threats
  • Innovative translation methods of research to policy and community: success stories
  • Case studies of policies and practices that reduce risk
  • Emerging Pandemic Threats Preparedness and Response
  • The role of the One Health Work Force
  • Transforming the current and future workforce
  • Engaging stakeholders in pandemic preparedness: from communities to corporations
  • National, Regional and International One Health platforms
  • Novel Case studies/ Innovations
  • Mitigation and preparedness for emerging threats
  • Human pandemic preparedness
  • To find out more details visit the conference website: Click here

Value chain analysis to assess the risks and resilience of food systems

Date and time:

Thursday, July 30, 2015 10:00 am (GMT summer Time, London GMT +01:00)

Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:00 pm (Nairobi Time, GMT +03:00)

Thursday, July 30, 2015 5:00 pm (Malaysia Time, Kuala Lumpur, GMT+08:00)

Duration:             1 (one) hour

Program:             EEHI and ESEI

Food systems have evolved over time from simple localized production and processing of food to meet people’s needs to complex global systems of transport, processing, storage and retailing. The benefits from the complexity have been increasing levels of economic efficiency leading to the price of food reducing relative to other goods in society. Yet how stable are these systems? And what do we know about them? This webinar will explore the use of value chain analysis to improve our overall understanding of the food system and how this can be used to assess the risks these system pose and also their resilience.

This research has been conducted as part of the UrbanZoo project – one of three projects funded until 2017 under the Environmental and Social Ecology of Human Infectious Diseases (ESEI) programme. This programme was established to enable society to respond proactively to the threat from novel pathogens and emerging infections by generating knowledge on the ways in which the natural and social environments affect the emergence and spread of infectious disease. The programme recognises that important new insights into the drivers and control of infectious diseases in human populations can only be achieved by taking a holistic systems approach.

Projects are funded through the Environmental & Social Ecology of Human Infectious Diseases Initiative (ESEI) by Medical Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council, and Food Standards Agency*.

*Enigma project only

 

How to register: Visit the event website for further details on how to register by Click here

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Profile of speakers

Jonathan Rushton is an agricultural economist who works on animal health and food systems. View his profile

Pablo Alarcon is a veterinary epidemiologist with experience of data collection and analysis of livestock food systems. View his profile

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