An Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Cornell University Cross-Disciplinary One Health Program

by Graduate students in Public Health

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Fri, May 27, 2022 11:00 AM –

Thu, Jun 30, 2022 12:55 AM EDT (GMT-4)

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Part 1 of this project is currently underway and consists of building out a literature review on One Health projects and needs assessments in Uganda and Eastern Africa and in utilizing USAID Demographic and Health Surveys data to summarize the disease burden and One Health-specific needs in Uganda. The One Health research program will build on existing, long-term relationships and research partnerships between Einstein and the health system and network of Community Health Workers in Kisoro, Uganda. We aim to conclude Part 1 by the end of summer 2022.

Using this analysis we will initiate Part 2 (which is projected to span the academic year of 2022-2023), where we will devise our own One Health knowledge and needs assessment in Kisoro, Uganda. This will require a student-driven review and selection of survey instruments that will help us to better understand One Health needs in Kisoro. Students will also have the opportunity to travel to Uganda on a semi-flexible schedule that can be coordinated with their program’s schedule and commitments. In Uganda, students will have the opportunity to work on-site and in the field with our local partners and Community Health Workers on implementation and data collection.

Future aims of this program include developing a comparative household survey and assessment of One Health issues in our local communities, so that we may better understand the nuances and intersections of One Health issues globally. Ultimately, we plan to utilize these surveys and assessments to develop a comprehensive set of recommendations. From these recommendations there is also the opportunity for future cross-disciplinary graduate student cohorts to design, implement, and evaluate the impact of a One Health intervention.

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