JOIN US. Thursday-Friday, October 21-22 via Zoom
8:30-10:30 a.m. US CDT / 3:30-5:30 p.m. Rwanda
Contact Whitney VanArsdall via email.
One Health brings together diverse disciplines and stakeholders to address complex health challenges at the human-animal-environment interface, which can be applied to many human health issues including but not limited to, infectious disease, antimicrobial resistance, chronic disease, food security, water quality, and nutrition as well as plant and animal health.
The government of Rwanda has taken a proactive approach to building One Health partnerships among government ministries through the national One Health strategic plan. Currently, there is a need to integrate universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and community partners as well as to incorporate disciplines from the environmental and social sciences.
The diverse expertise and experience in current health and agricultural research teams provide a unique opportunity to establish a multidisciplinary collaborative Rwanda-Nebraska One Health Network to facilitate One Health research and education in urban, rural, and agricultural settings.
Mary Hallin, PhD
Lecturer, Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, University of Nebraska Omaha
Stephen K. Obaro, MD, PhD
Professor, Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Department of Pediatrics University of Nebraska Medical Center
Stephen Rulisa, MD, FCOG (ECSA), PhD
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Rwanda
Elizabeth VanWormer, DVM, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
- Identify current Rwanda-Nebraska collaborations with partner discussions highlighting keys to successful collaborations
- Identify potential areas of research collaboration and provide time for attendee small group discussions and networking
- Discuss potential funding opportunities and facilitate collaborations for grant submissions
- Discuss coordination and communication among Rwanda-Nebraska One Health programs/activities/scholars to identify expertise gaps and leverage resources
If unable to attend the workshop but still interested in being part of the NU-Rwanda network and working on projects in Rwanda, please email Dr. Mary Hallin at email@example.com or Amy Rezac-Elgohary at firstname.lastname@example.org