Horn of Africa universities “One Health Conference” hosted by Amoud University entered 2nd day

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THT-A three-day medical conference attended by universities in the Horn of Africa hosted by Amoud University in Borama entered its 2nd day.

The conference was titled “One Health Conference for Horn of Africa Universities” and was attended by universities in the Horn of Africa, Somaliland, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya and Somalia, while the University of Liverpool in the UK, UN organizations, INGO’s and local NGO’s, and three line ministries Environment, Health and Livestock, plus various experts and senior Doctors, who discussed on important health related topics.

The Director of Research and Social Services at Amoud University Mr Yusuf A. Hared, who is also the chair of the conference, spoke about the importance of the Health conference, which was attended by Horn of Africa Universities and experts from around the world and held for face-to-face and video conference way is discussed for unifying environmental, health and human diseases into “One Health” and to reach significant decisions.

The Director of Research at Amoud University Mr. Yusuf said that the conference will conclude tomorrow, expected to initiate a network connecting the Horn of Africa Universities and ways they can have collaborative agreements that will work together in the future, and the Presidents of some Horn of Africa Universities expected to attend the end.

Dr. Amina Hussein, in Somaliland presented “On Bovine TB investigation among pastoralists – The case of Awdal region-Somaliland.

Dr. Amina notes that Bovine TB has negative export effects. During the study, 10.13% were positive, from a sample of above 306. This was compared to a retrospective study where extra pulmonary cases of TB show close relationship between bovine TB and other form of human TB.

Dr. Amina recommended similar studies can be rolled out in larger areas across the horn of Africa for better ONE-HEALTH initiatives.

Prof Mirgisa Kaba, a doctor from Ethiopia, presented on Impacts of Climate Change on animal and human and implications of food insecurity in Ethiopia under principle investigations of Mulugeta Tamire (PhD)

Prof. Mirgisa suggestive findings, include community awareness about climate change as exhibited by observable changes at local levels e.g. diminishing livestock, water and quality vegetation. Household income affected by environment. Unknown diseases are now increasing. Increase number of threats to animals causing challenging human livelihood. More challenges during Covid -19. Children and pregnant women are largely impacted by food insecurity.

The meeting, which will conclude tomorrow, is expected to produce a number of important decisions on the treatment of environmental, animal and human diseases, and the creation of an association of universities in the Horn of Africa.

Watch here 2nd day Health conference…

 

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