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Zelalem Mekuria has joined GOHi as a postdoctoral researcher and genotyping coordinator within GOHi partnership. Mekuria received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Addis Ababa University in 2008.

The end of 2019 marked the conclusion of training for four fellows in the One Health Eastern Africa Research Training (OHEART) program at Ohio State.

On December 10, GOHi’s regional team presented a progress update to a Centers for Disease Control (CDC-Ethiopia) and U.S. embassy interoffice delegation to showcase our collective contributions to the Global Health Security Agenda.

GOHi met with Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB) Rector Margareth Diniz and three Pro-Rectors to strengthen the existing partnership between Ohio State and UFPB.

The year 2019 has been a very interesting year for all, globally, in so many divergent ways. Pandemics, climate change and other major global phenomenon are leading concerns that continue unabated.

A long time strategic partner of the Global One Health initiative (GOHi), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded GOHi its Gold Medallion in recognition of their valued collaboration in building global capacity.

Ohio State faculty and staff attended a conference hosted by Ohio State’s Global One Health initiative, the Ethiopian Government, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the NIH Fogarty International Center.

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.