Jembi Contributes to One Health strategy at Research for Africa Network (ERFAN) Workshop hosted in Namibia
As a co-founder of the ERFAN network, Jembi Health Systems participated at the 2019 ERFAN workshop where it
contributed on the human public health component of the One Health Strategy for the SADC region.
Windhoek, Namibia – October 2019 – The ERFAN network, acronym of Enhancing Research for Africa Network, is a scientific Network of African and Italian Veterinary Institutions promoting collaborations and coordination to address health priorities in Africa. In this particular workshop, the focus was One Health strategy, which aims to achieve optimal health outcomes in Africa recognizing the interconnection between human and animal health as well as their shared environment.
Represented by Programs Director, Dr.Alessandro Campione, Jembi participated at the Meeting of Working Groups in the SADC Region which took place in Windhoek, Namibia this past September where scientific experts from Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and from Italy, got together to discuss Research and Development and to put together concrete proposals concerning future action plans. Jembi participated to the Working Groups as a unique representative with expertise in the area of human public health, contributing to the One Health vision and strategy for the implementation of epidemiological surveillance systems for public health management at all levels.
Jembi is an important partner of the ERFAN network as it is the unique member currently supporting the the human health component of the One Health concept, creating donor awareness for this sector, showing the possibilities of reusing models, projects, systems and good practices of the Human Health sector in the Veterinary sector including sustainability and local empowerment.