Group | One Health East-Africa
Ethiopia Control of Bovine Tuberculosis
This 5-year research project is funded under the Zoonoses & Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) programme. The consortium consists of eight institutions from the UK, Ethiopia and Switzerland, led by the University of Cambridge. The project addresses the high burden of bovine tuberculosis in the Ethiopian dairy sector, providing advice for policy makers on control options. Our multi-disciplinary research team includes epidemiologists, geneticists, immunologists, and social scientists to collect experimental, epidemiological, economic and social information to assess feasibility, acceptance and cost-efficiency of BTB control strategies.
Jigjiga One Health Initiative
This 12-year research and development partnership between Swiss TPH, Jigjiga University and Armauer Hansen Research Institute, funded by the Swiss Development Corporation, establishes health research, training and development capacity at Jigjiga University to promote the university to a Center of Excellence in One Health. Research develops innovative integrated health delivery approaches to improve health and well-being of pastoral communities of the Ethiopian Somali Regional State. The initiative aligns with priorities of regional and federal health authorities, with a bottom-up approach where communities voice their priorities for human and animal health.
Impact of Fodder on Diary Animal Productivity in Addis Ababa
In collaboration with the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (HAFL) in Zollikofen, Switzerland, this project assesses fodder quality, availability and impact on animal productivity and owner livelihoods. Intensive dairy farms in urban areas, such as Addis Ababa, are currently undergoing major challenges with fodder as a central topic.