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The fifth biennial International Congress on Pathogens at the Human-Animal Interface (ICOPHAI) took place from September 24-26 in Québec City, Canada.

From August 25-27, GOHi faculty members, Jennifer Kue, Joan-Miquel Balada-Llasat and Getnet Yimer helped train 24 health professionals in clinical specimen collection at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute in Addis Ababa.

In July, College of Education and Human Ecology Dean Donald Pope-Davis hosted a delegation from Ohio State to meet with GOHi and Addis Ababa University (AAU) leadership and discuss research and collaboration opportunities.

Dr. Satoskar and his team received major awards to continue work on a viable vaccine against Leishmaniasis. Twelve million people worldwide are infected with some form of Leishmaniasis, many of them children who are among the most vulnerable.

Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine is one of three veterinary colleges that have received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a two-year project to improve veterinary services in developing countries.

The Global One Health initiative (GOHi) has launched a collection of 15 online courses that are being offered under the online Canvas Network. Thirteen are currently live and accepting new students. These courses are free and open to the public.

We are pleased to welcome three new members to our team based out of the Columbus office: Laura Binkley, MS, MPH, PhD, post-doctoral researcher, Christopher Wald, BS, JD candidate, legal intern, and Leah Reilly, MA, MBA, business manager.

The Second HEFAALA Symposium will be held in Addis Ababa on July 26-27. Ohio State faculty will lead several master workshops and panel discussions.

As part of Ohio State’s One Health Summer Institute organized by the Global One Health initiative, a team from the American Association of Equine Practitioners Foundation’s equestrian program traveled to Ethiopia to investigate equine equine curricula.

Mamadou Biteye, MS, was the former Managing Director for Africa, Rockefeller Foundation, where he oversaw the foundation’s work across Africa.