One Health is the concept that the health and well-being of people is linked to the health of their animals and the environment. It is nowhere more true than in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia) where many people’s livelihoods are highly, or in some cases entirely, dependent on livestock. Animals are culturally, socially and economically vital in the region. Livestock provide, for example, over 60% of agricultural GDP in the Horn. Livestock are also a source of human disease. Outbreaks of disease in animals thereby directly affect people’s health but also their wealth and nutrition.
Livestock production and human health and well-being in the Horn of Africa can be increased through research, leading to improved agricultural systems; more food and less malnutrition; more financial resilience; and better detection, diagnosis, prevention and control of disease.
Is to improve the health and wealth of the people of the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia) by increasing the local capacity to undertake high-quality research in the interactions between people, animals and the environment – One Health.
Is to build a regional network of individuals and institutions able to deliver high-quality research into the linkage of the health and wealth of people to livestock and the environment, in the context of how people interact now and how they interacted in the past.
PI and co PI's
- Prof Matthew Baylis is the Oxenhale Chair of Veterinary Epidemiology, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool. View profile
- Dr Daniel Asrat Woldetsadik is an associate professor and a consultant of medical microbiology in Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. In his research Woldetsadik focuses on food borne pathogens, antimicrobial resistance, clinical microbiology related to Infectious diseases and neglected bacterial infectious diseases. View profile
- Dr Fikre Gashe works at the College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University. View profile
- Prof Erastus Kangethe is a Professor of Veterinary Public Health at the University of Nairobi. He is a veterinarian with interests in veterinary public health, meat hygiene, urban livestock and zoon-oses and urban development policy in Kenya. View profile
- Dr Dismas Ongore is currently the director of the School of Public Health, University of Nairobi. View profile
- Dr Robert Christley is currently head of the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health in the Institute of Infection & Global Health and co-lead the Epidemiological Approaches Theme in the Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections at the University of Liverpool. View his profile
- Prof Nigel Cunliffe is a Professor of Medical Microbiology at the University of Liverpool and Honorary Consultant Microbiologist, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. View his profile
- Prof Keith Dobney is the Head of Dept and Chair of Human Palaeoecology, Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. View his profile
- Prof Eric Fèvre is a Professor of Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool with expertise in epidemiology of zoonoses at the livestock human interface. View his profile
- Prof Neil French is a Professor of Infectious Diseases and Global Health and Hon Consultant Infectious Diseases Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust at the University of Liverpool. View his profile
- Dr Gina Pinchbeck is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health and a Reader in Veterinary Epidemiology in the department of Epidemiology and Population Health at the University of Lliverpool. View his profile
- Prof Andrew Morse is a Professor of Climate Impacts, School of Environmental at the University of Liverpool. View his profile
- Prof Jude Robinson is a Professor of the Anthropology of Health and Illness, Department Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool. View his profile
- Prof Jonathan Rushton is a Professor of Animal Health Economics at the Royal Veterinary College. He is a livestock economists with particular expertise in value chain analysis and the integration of risk assessment and value chain studies. View his profile
- Prof Tom Solomon is a Professor of Neurological Science; Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Liverpool University Hospital. He is currently the theHead of the Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool. View his profile
- Prof Nicola Williams is a Professor in Zoonotic Bacteria Disease, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool. View his profile
- Prof Imelda Bates is a Professor in Clinical Tropical Haematology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. View his profile
- Dr Justin Pulford is a Senior Lecturer at the Liverpool School of tropical Medicine. His current research activities focus on the design, measurement and evaluation of programmes designed to strengthen research capacity in low and middle income countries. View his profile
The One Health Regional Network for the Horn of Africa (HORN) will bring together partners from Liverpool, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea to train local scientists, conduct research, and take advantage of a state of the art biosciences hub in Nairobi (ILRI-BecA) to allow African researchers to access a technology usually only found in developed countries.
The HORN project is funded by the Research Councils UK (RCUK) from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Growing Research Capability call. The project was awarded £7.7 million to improve the health and wealth of people in the Horn of Africa by increasing local capacity to undertake ‘One Health’ research.
The GCRF call aims to build upon research knowledge in the UK, and strengthen capacity overseas, to help address challenges, informed by expressed need in the developing countries.