GCRF: One Health Regional Network for the Horn of Africa (HORN)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Liverpool
Department Name: Institute of Infection and Global Health

Abstract

One Health is the concept that the health and well-being of people is linked to the health of their animals and the environment. It is nowhere more true than in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia) where many people's livelihoods are highly, or in some cases entirely, dependent on livestock. Animals are culturally, socially and economically vital in the region. Livestock provide, for example, over 60% of agricultural GDP in the Horn. Livestock are also a source of human disease. Outbreaks of disease in animals thereby directly affect people's health but also their wealth and nutrition.

Livestock production and human health and wellbeing in the Horn of Africa can be increased through research, leading to improved agricultural systems; more food and less malnutrition; more financial resilience; and better detection, diagnosis, prevention and control of disease.

HORN's mission is to improve the health and wealth of the people of the Horn of Africa by increasing the local capacity to undertake high quality research in the interactions between people and animals - One Health.

HORN aims to develop a One Health Regional Network - a network of individuals and organisations across the Horn of Africa that can undertake high quality research into the link between people's health and wealth and that of livestock and the environment.

HORN will strengthen the ability of organisations to undertake research with a 5 step process.

(i) First, the current research capacity of the organisations will be assessed, relative to their goals; a plan will then be developed to bridge the gap, implemented, and progress will be monitored.
(ii) Following from #1, training will be provided to non-academics in these organisations that have roles that provide the foundations for research: these could be leadership roles, technical roles or other roles, such as in finance or contracts or IT.
(iii) Training will also be provided to academic researchers from the region. Workshops and short courses (2-5 days), 4-8 week masterclasses and summer schools will educate researchers in aspects of One Health, as well as providing the generic skills that underpin high quality research, like research methods, statistics, presentation, grantsmanship. An e-learning platform will enable a wider body of researchers to access the course material.
(iv) Researchers will 'learn on the job' by undertaking research projects of 3-12 months duration. These projects will be co-created (by discussion and interaction with expert academics) at group events ('sandpits'), with successful ideas rapidly agreed and funded. Mobility of many researchers between countries is envisaged, with research focused in specific parts of Kenya and Ethiopia. UK researchers will be based in these countries too, following research programmes aligned with the development challenges, and providing supervision and mentoring to the researchers from the Horn countries.
(v) By bringing people together, encouraging mobility and increasing the number of organisations who bid in for research projects, we intend to develop the One Health Regional Network for the Horn of Africa - HORN.

Planned Impact

Training of researchers from the Horn of Africa in One Health and research methods:
The primary impact of HORN will be the generation of a body of researchers in the Horn of Africa with greater individual research skills, supported by strengthened institutions, and part of a wider regional network. The impact of this will be, we intend, a greater ability of the four Horn countries to research and address the challenges in their own countries of the linkage of the biotic and abiotic environments to human health and well-being. These researchers will be better trained in the entire research cycle, from writing grants to collecting and analyzing data to publishing papers, thereby gaining in ability to leverage local and international research funds, and securing better careers.

These researchers will have the opportunity to receive high quality training in laboratory techniques and access high quality facilities at the ILRI-BecA training hub in Nairobi. This hub provides many technology platforms including genomics, bioinformatics, diagnostics, vaccine development and high containment (BSL-3). Recently, BecA has announced the launch of an advanced genotyping platform aimed at supporting plant and livestock breeding studies in Africa, and provides African researchers with a technology hitherto only found in developed countries.

Strengthening of research institutions:
The strengthening of research institutions will impact directly on a larger body of researchers, and will facilitate the future interactions of these institutions with other organisations in the region and in the developed world.

Delivery of research outcomes:
The people of the Horn of Africa have a dependence on livestock that is unmatched almost anywhere else in the world. Livestock production is, in turn, highly dependent on the local environment and climate. Research on the linkage of the environment/climate/livestock to human health and well-being therefore has a strong chance of generating real benefits to the local population, in terms of better nutrition, less zoonotic disease, greater wealth and more financial resilience.

Building a regional network:
HORN is, to our knowledge, the first One Health network which will reach into Eritrea and Somalia. During the period of HORN, and with the help and support of FAO (see Pathways to Impact) we aim to reach out to other relevant institutions in these countries and make training and research placements available to their staff [funding has been allocated for this]. This approach in Somalia is directly in line with the 2015 British Aid strategy, and will hopefully create a foundation for stronger links between UK and Somali institutions in the future, as Somalia's government gains strength and control.

Strengthening of UK's research capacity
HORN will fund eight UK researchers (seven in UoL, one in LSTM) to work in the region. The UoL researchers will be based in Kenya and Ethiopia, undertaking research in areas relevant to One Health and which fall under the three development challenges. This will serve to strengthen the UK's research capacity in One Health, and strengthen and extend collaborations with institutions in the region.

Organisations

Publications

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Abunna F (2023) Assessment of Food Safety Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices among Meat Handlers in Bishoftu City, Ethiopia. in The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene

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Ashenefe Wassie B (2022) First PCR Confirmed anthrax outbreaks in Ethiopia-Amhara region, 2018-2019. in PLoS neglected tropical diseases

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Cavalerie L (2021) One hundred years of zoonoses research in the Horn of Africa: A scoping review. in PLoS neglected tropical diseases

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Gelgie AE (2022) Rabies research in Ethiopia: A systematic review. in One health (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

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Kivali V (2020) Spatial Distribution of Trypanosomes in Cattle From Western Kenya. in Frontiers in veterinary science

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Lebrasseur O (2021) Zooarchaeology and Ancient DNA, part 2: new substrates and perspectives in Povolzhskaya Arkheologiya (The Volga River Region Archaeology)

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Manin A (2021) Zooarchaeology and Ancient DNA, part 1: a brief review of the methods and applications in Povolzhskaya Arkheologiya (The Volga River Region Archaeology)

 
Title Visual anthropology and One Health 
Description Work by Olivia Howland, a PDRA on the HORN Project, has been selected for exhibition at the Royal Anthropological Institute's Illustrating Anthropology exhibition. The exhibition is currently online and latterly will be a physical exhibition in London. Olivia is an ethnographer and visual artist, and the selected works are portraits of participants in various research projects she has worked on over the last few years. By painting portraits and landscapes from research projects, and using photography in anthropology, it is possible to communicate research to a more diverse audience than written words alone would allow. Olivia has successfully used photography to communicate One Health research on the HORN Project in 2019 through the Hakuna Dawa Tamu//A Bitter Pill exhibition with photographer Biko Wesa. Indeed, one of the chosen portraits for the RAI exhibition is of the healer Mama Rose, who uses aloe and tobacco to heal problems with the spleen in people in her community. Through painting portraits and sharing participants' stories, Olivia aims to share knowledge of One Health and indigenous skills with broad audiences outside of academia. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact No known impact. 
URL https://illustratinganthropology.com/olivia-howland/
 
Description HORN received in excess of 30 separate case studies detailing individual capacity improvement to conduct quality One Health (OH) research, from participants and beneficiaries of HORN Project activities. Key themes reported by participants included building new connections and collaborations with other researchers, development of new research skills and techniques, and the ability to develop new project proposals, seek funding, and manage successful projects. To realise a number of these examples of individual capacity improvement, the project delivered over 1,730 person days of training, providing a tailored curriculum of research specific and generic & transferable skills - to better equip participants for undertaking collaborative multidisciplinary One Health research in the future. To determine the quality of training provided, and the amount of improvement realised per trainee; pre and post workshop evaluation surveys were used. Across all workshops evaluated, an average of 99% of participants agreed that their knowledge and skills had improved as a result of HORN's training provision. The Project reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic by moving training workshops online, including the 2021 Masterclass event, which was delivered entirely online using a bespoke platform developed specifically for the event. The event delivered over 460 person-days of training online, when online teaching delivery was not a planned aspect of HORN at the outset. At the time of writing, HORN has produced 9 case studies evidencing increased team/institutional capability to conduct OH research, with more to come following the end of the project. These improvements have stemmed from the provision of lab-equipment, repair and refurbishment of existing laboratory space and facilities, and development of computing and internet connectivity infrastructure. Many of the actions giving rise to these case studies were derived from capacity strengthening action plans, developed jointly with Project partners in the Horn of Africa. The Project created a network of academic partners, each of which were provided with funds to conduct research projects, training or capacity strengthening activities, these being collaboratively agreed to support the project's overall aim, of an 'improvement in the health and well-being of both humans and animals in the Horn of Africa'. ODA Relevance of the above: HORN's various activities are intended specifically to strengthen capacity to undertake quality OH research. Individual capacity improvement case studies, and evaluations of training activity, clearly show the development of a group of research and research-support staff in the Horn of Africa who have benefited from the Project, and will go on to undertake and disseminate OH research matters for the benefit of their respective nations in future. Institutional capacity improvements have been geared towards the development of high-quality research infrastructure that future OH researchers can leverage. HORN's innovative design and methodology allowed it to rapidly react to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing this critical health emergency, as it emerged within Africa. Finally, UK expertise has been consistently involved, to support the Project's activities and ensure, where possible, that as much of the project's original objectives are achieved.
Exploitation Route The training provided as part of the HORN Project has benefited over 300 individuals who will go on to become the next generation of One Health (OH) researchers. A number of these individuals will go on to become successful in external funding applications for new projects, influence & help develop policies at national governmental levels, and create tangible impacts for human and animal populations in the Horn of Africa. In particular, the Sandpit project co-creation process was found to be useful for developing early career researchers, both through the intensive training provided as part of each event, and the funding support offered to successful project teams. The sandpit approach has already been used by another project (the EU-funded COHESA - Capacitating One Health in East and Southern Africa). A publication detailing the approach, its strength and weakness and how it might be used by others, is planned. Strengthening the research capacity of partner institutions serves to create a sustainable platform on which externally funded One Health research can be proposed and conducted. HORN has repaired & refurbished labs, creating new facilities and providing equipment for the next generation of researchers to utilise as part of their research activities. Two NIHR Global Health Research groups have been funded that are led by the University of Liverpool and include other HORN partners. At all times, the project has sought to ensure engagement with stakeholders, policy making forums, and the creation of a sustainable regional network for OH research. The successful conduct of a significant OH research conference in Somaliland, and the creation of the Borama Declaration to support the creation of a regional network for OH research, initiated from within Somaliland, will give a unique new platform for researchers to positively affect all levels of human and animal health outcomes in the Horn of Africa.
Sectors Agriculture

Food and Drink

Education

Environment

Healthcare

Government

Democracy and Justice

Other

URL http://onehealthhorn.net/
 
Description 1. HORN has led to the creation of a network of universities in the Horn of Africa that are adopting and promoting One Health approaches. The initative is led by Amoud College in Somaliland, which brought academic and non-academic partners together in early 2022 and led to the signing of the Borama declaration with 26 signatories from universities in the region plus international organisations like FAO. This was followed up by a strategic planning meeting, including a wider group of universities from Somalia and Djibouti, and the decision to register the network as a legal entity. This led to the development of a constitution and strategic plan, which has been validated by the network. 2. The country of Somalia has, with our support, undertaken a zoonotic disease prioritisation, with relevance to resource allocation by ministries, development partners, NGOs and other international organisations. The priority diseases have been subsequently used to inform the National Bridging workshop for Somalia, a cross-border simulation by UKHSA and a meeting in Saudi Arabia on Middle East Coronavirus Syndrome (MERS). 3. Aspects of HORN's approach to One Health research have been adopted by COHESA - Capacitating One Health in Eastern and Southern Africa (An EU funded programme led by HORN-partner ILRI); namely, the inclusion of Somalia as a partner and the use of sandpits for project development and resource allocation.
First Year Of Impact 2022
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Education,Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Description Africa CDC - Chatham House
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
URL https://au.int/sw/node/35102
 
Description Bovigam training visit to ISTVS IGAD Sheikh - Dr Alice Kiyonga (ILRI)
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Brucellosis Stakeholders Meeting, Kenya
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact BBRSC Brucellosis Stakeholders Meeting 23rd August 2019, at Fairview Hotel in Nairobi The Washington State University, Global Health Office in Kenya organized a one-day meeting with support from BBRSCC and Kenya National Research Fund (NRF). It was attended by one health stakeholders from Ministries of Health and Livestock, KEMRI, ILRI,FAO,WHO, HORN, University of Glasgow, Animal and Plant Health Agency, UK. Drs Joshua Onono, Kennedy Mochabo & Mark Nanyingi from HORN in attendance
 
Description DiTECT HAT project (EDCTP) training in cost effectiveness analysis - delivered by Prof Eric Fevre
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Directorate of Veterinary Services, Kenya
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Dr Joshua Onono participated in a workshop drafting regulatory impact assessment for the application of livestock identification and traceability system with the ministry of livestock development in Kenya
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Dr Joshua Onono participated in training of FAO FELTP mentees on participatory approaches for data collection on small projects funded by FAO focusing on knowledge and practices related to zoonoses, and mentored 4 former FELTP graduates on use of participatory epidemiology methods to collect data on livestock diseases and zoonoses in four selected counties in Kenya
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Dr Mark Nanyingi attended the AFROHUN AMR workshop on 21st -25th September 2020, Nairobi A curriculum review online workshop was conducted under facilitation of the curriculum expert from Universities of Nairobi and Moi University to reshape the learning goals and objectives and harmonize the development philosophy and format of the course
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Dr Mark Nanyingi started athree month collaboration with FAO-ECTAD Kenya as a technical advisor on One Health programs for successful implementation of the GHSA action packages on : Zoonoses, AMR, One health workforce
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description FAO One Health Workforce capacity development
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description HORN & Jimma University - AMR Training for research staff & frontline healthcare workers
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
 
Description HORN Grant & Scientific writing training workshop (AREF - 2021)
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
 
Description HORN Grant & Scientific writing training workshop (INASP - 2020)
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
 
Description HORN Leadership Training series - 2019
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
URL https://onehealthhorn.net/training/2019-leadership-training-summer-school/
 
Description HORN Leadership Training series - 2020
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
 
Description HORN Leadership Training series - 2021
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
 
Description HORN Masterclass - 2019
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/uncategorized/horn-one-health-masterclass-2019/
 
Description HORN Masterclass - 2021
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/training/horn-one-health-masterclass-2021/
 
Description HORN One Health Social Science Workshop
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/one-health-social-science-workshop/
 
Description HORN Summer School 2019
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/training/2019-leadership-training-summer-school/
 
Description HORN staff engagement with the Government of Kenya Zoonotic Disease Unit
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Horn Co-I Prof Eric Fevre is a Commission on the Lancet One Health Commission and leads the group on One Health and Food Systems
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description ILRI - ISTVS lab equipment maintenance & calibration training exchanges
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/capacity-research/capacity-strengthening-at-istvs/
 
Description International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions Technical Advisory Forum
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://icars-global.org/meet-the-icars-technical-advisory-forum/
 
Description Kenya AMR technical working group
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Kenya National Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee Technical Working Group
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Kenya National Middle East Coronavirus Task Force chaired by the Department of Veterinary Services
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Legese Chelkeba - ILRI/CVL training Sept/Oct '21
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Membership of the Ethiopian National One Health Steering Committee, and multiple sub-committees/ technical working groups
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Mosquito ID workshop in Nairobi - June 2019
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
 
Description Muse Awale training visit to ILRI - July '21
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/international-partners/laboratory-equipment-repairs-and-maintenance-trainin...
 
Description National Stakeholders Review workshop on Prevention and Control of Brucellosis and Anthrax in Kenya
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
Impact Objective - to review the draft outlines, provide recommendations and approval the National Prevention and Control Strategy for Brucellosis and Anthrax in Kenya
 
Description ONE HEALTH STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF ZOONOTIC DISEASES IN KENYA (2021-2025)
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/horn-kenya/kenya-launches-one-health-strategies-to-control-zoonotic-disease...
 
Description Prof Eric Fevre provided Poultry AMR surveillance training for Kenyan Government Lab staff.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Prof Mirgissa Kaba (AAU Co-I) Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Deputy chair of covid-19 advisory group
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Technical Support & Contributions given to production of Kenyan Government anthrax control strategy 2021 - 2036
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/horn-kenya/kenya-launches-one-health-strategies-to-control-zoonotic-disease...
 
Description Technical Support & Contributions given to production of Kenyan Government brucellosis control strategy 2021 - 2040
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/horn-kenya/kenya-launches-one-health-strategies-to-control-zoonotic-disease...
 
Description Training visits to Kenyan Govt Central Veterinary Labs - for staff at ISTVS & AAU
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
Impact Additional URL: http://onehealthhorn.net/training/training-antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing/ For Dr Mohamed, The training will add a valuable new skill set to ISTVS laboratory's ability to conduct One Health Research in relation to Antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST), as well as for conducting AST regarding selection of patient therapy in ISTVS' clinic. For Dr Chelkeba, the training he received allows him to return to Ethiopia to assist AAU and the laboratory in achieving a high level of performance; undertake advanced research in One Health; improve the quality of laboratory services for patients; and cascade knowledge to other laboratory staff within AAU.
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/capacity-research/aau-laboratory-training-in-kenya/
 
Description USAID EPT Meetings
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description WHO IHR-PVS National Bridging Taskforce
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description WHO Multisectoral One Health Coordination Mechanism
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description WHO working group on neglected Zoonoses
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a guidance/advisory committee
 
Description Zoonotic Disease Prioritisation Workshop, Ethiopia
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to a national consultation/review
 
Description CLIMate SEnsitive DISease forecasting tool - CLIMSEDIS (Kelly-Hope, PI)
Amount £500,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 225997/Z/22/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2023 
End 03/2027
 
Description ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RES COUNCIL (EPSRC) (Mor, PI)
Amount £218,431 (GBP)
Funding ID 177214 
Organisation University of Liverpool 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2022 
End 03/2023
 
Description Fleming Fund Kenya Country Grant
Amount £6,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MML.574394-01681708-SUB 
Organisation Fleming Fund 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Start 08/2019 
End 04/2021
 
Description International Partnering Awards
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/R021279/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 12/2020
 
Description NIHR Global Health Research Group on Gastrointestinal Infections: Facilitating the Introduction and Evaluation of Vaccines for Enteric Diseases in Children in Eastern and Southern sub-Saharan Africa
Amount £3,197,040 (GBP)
Funding ID NIHR133066 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 07/2025
 
Description Soulsby Foundation - 2020 Soulsby Fellowship "Livestock and maternal health: a One Health study in Butajira, Ethiopia".
Amount £12,050 (GBP)
Organisation Soulsby Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 06/2021
 
Description The role of heartwater (Ehrlichia ruminantium infection) and other tick-borne pathogens in Acute Camel Death Syndrome in Kenya
Amount £100,797 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/S004890/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 10/2020
 
Title IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School and Reference Centre - Lab equipment & IT Infrastructure provision 
Description Following a visit to ISTVS in May 2019 by HORN Project Staff, the existing lab space and equipment were determined as needing renewal and improvement in order to conduct high-quality One Health (OH) research. A list of equipment and consumables needed to increase the existing capacity of the lab up to a workable standard was jointly produced and agreed, and arrangements were then put in place to procure the items in the UK and ship them to Somaliland. Key items delivered included an autoclave, biological safety cabinet, an ELISA kit and CO2 Incubator. To support ISTVS' staff and students to conduct OH research, it was also identified that computing infrastructure and networking needed further improvement. Equipment was sourced, with HORN funding support, and subsequently installed made available for staff and students. ISTVS also plan to connect to recently installed fibre-optic internet provision, thereby improving their ability to communicate with other researchers around the world - particularly important in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact No impacts at this early stage. 
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/capacity-research/capacity-strengthening-at-istvs/
 
Title Microscopes provision for Addis Ababa University 
Description As part of HORN's research capacity strengthening work package, the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology (DMIP), School of Medicine, Addis Ababa University (AAU), received 26 new UltraBIo-5 Trinocular Biological Microscopes with camera ports. The microscopes were procured, to replace damaged items, and increase provision of this critical aspect of research infrastructure. They were procured and shipedp by HORN's operational staff, and then assembled & tested by DMIP staff, and are now ready for teaching and research purposes by undergraduate medicine students and postgraduate students enrolled in Biomedical Sciences. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact N/A 
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/uncategorized/new-addis-ababa-microscopes-for-capacity-building/
 
Title One Health Veterinary Laboratory in Oloitoktok, Kajiado County, Kenya 
Description HORN Project created a new laboratory for sample screening in One Health research projects, as part of its capacity strengthening work package. This involved a complete refurbishment of the interior and exterior of the building and provision of several items of equipment and furnishings to create a usable laboratory to support biological sample collection and primary screening. The refurbishment works to the Oloitokitok laboratory building were completed in September 2021, setup of equipment within the lab took place in December 2021, with a final action, related to commissioning and training for the waste incinerator, scheduled to take place before HORN Project closes at the end of March 2022. The laboratory was formally opened on 13th January 2022 in a ceremony attended by a range of UK and Kenyan government dignitaries, including the British Deputy High Commissioner Josephine Gauld, and senior Project academic staff. Additional blog post URL: https://onehealthhorn.net/capacity-research/oloitoktok-laboratory-kenya/ 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Not aware of any impact at this early stage. 
URL https://twitter.com/UKinKenya/status/1481579169154744326
 
Title University of Nairobi - Cold Storage Facility Refurbishment 
Description In July 2018, a research capacity assessment at the University of Nairobi (UoN) was undertaken by the Centre for Capacity Research. As part of its capacity building activity, the Project funded the refurbishment of the cold storage facility at the Department of Public Health Pharmacology & Toxicology, UoN. The breakdown of the cold storage facility at the department meant researchers were asked to provide their own cold storage space, or buy cold storage equipment, which was very difficult for projects without equipment budget, and postgraduate students requiring storage for their samples and reagents. As a result of this, the department found a sizeable amount of their available laboratory space and corridors were being occupied by the cold storage equipment. HORN Project provided funding to support improvements and repairs to the walk-in cold room and freezer room - both the cold room & freezer room have a capacity to store materials equal to 12 large refrigerators and 12 mid-sized deep freezers, easing the cold storage congestion in the department. Researchers, postgraduate students and staff handling undergraduate students with items that require cold storage, can use use the facility at no cost. When carrying out their analysis, they can now store and retrieve samples and reagents at their convenience; the facility has potential to support more storage requirements in the future. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact N/A 
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/uncategorized/capacity-building-uon-cold-storage-facility-refurbishment/
 
Title Ethiopian covid-19 dashboard 
Description Dr Lisa Cavalerie (HORN funded PDRA) contributed to a covid-19 data visualisation dashboard, using Ethiopian Ministry of Health data points. 
Type Of Material Data handling & control 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact N/A 
URL https://ethiopianhealthdata.org/dashboard/covid19-ethiopia
 
Title MOESM1 of Seroprevalence and associated risk factors of leptospirosis in slaughter pigs; a neglected public health risk, western Kenya 
Description Additional file 1. Busia slaughter pigs leptospirosis data on pig demographic and husbandry practices characteristics and microscopic agglutination test results. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://springernature.figshare.com/articles/MOESM1_of_Seroprevalence_and_associated_risk_factors_of...
 
Title MOESM1 of Seroprevalence and associated risk factors of leptospirosis in slaughter pigs; a neglected public health risk, western Kenya 
Description Additional file 1. Busia slaughter pigs leptospirosis data on pig demographic and husbandry practices characteristics and microscopic agglutination test results. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://springernature.figshare.com/articles/MOESM1_of_Seroprevalence_and_associated_risk_factors_of...
 
Description AHITI 
Organisation Government of Kenya
Country Kenya 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our project pays a minimum cost for internships for Government of Kenya trained individuals, who are attached to the project and work on One Health issues
Collaborator Contribution The Government of Kenya provides the human resource, and the training that backs up the interns who are attached to our programme.
Impact Hands on training in the field and the lab; Contributions to a diverse range of project outputs; Capacity development
Start Year 2016
 
Description Abrar University 
Organisation Abrar University
Country Somalia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN has engaged Abrar University staff in training and strategic planning for the network.
Collaborator Contribution Abrar University staff have participated in training and strategic planning for the network.
Impact Network strategic plan in development.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Addis Ababa University (AAU) 
Organisation Addis Ababa University
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support to research staff including academic support and co-supervision of research projects, set-up of project office, capacity building support through training of research and research support staff, and ongoing mentorship through placements and exchanges, support to setting up linkages across the Horn region and internationally.
Collaborator Contribution Recruitment and supervision of post-doctoral research assistants and research projects, co-supervision of UoL post-doctoral research assistants, delivery of capacity action plans, provision of facilities, support to training and development activities, participation of senior academics in leadership meetings and annual scientific meetings, and development of networks and linkages across the Horn region
Impact No outputs or outcomes currently, however it is expected that this will result in increased research capacity across the Horn of Africa region at both the individual and institutional level. A number of joint publications are also expected, and joint dissemination of project outcomes.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Amoud College, Somaliland 
Organisation Amoud University
Country Somalia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Amoud University, Borama, Somaliland, is a partner in the HORN project. We are providing training and research opportunities to its staff.
Collaborator Contribution Amoud University staff and engaged in the HORN project
Impact n/a
Start Year 2019
 
Description Amoud University & ILRI - Memorandum of Understanding (NC) 
Organisation Amoud University
Country Somalia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A memorandum of understanding was completed between Amoud University and ILRI - to pursue One Health research beyond the end of the HORN Project. This relationship was produced as a result of activities supported by HORN - allowing the two organisations to come together and collaborate, before creating and signing their MoU.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact An MoU was produced, and signed by both organisations, to support ongoing collaboration beyond the end of HORN Project.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Amoud University & ILRI - Memorandum of Understanding (NC) 
Organisation International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Country Kenya 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A memorandum of understanding was completed between Amoud University and ILRI - to pursue One Health research beyond the end of the HORN Project. This relationship was produced as a result of activities supported by HORN - allowing the two organisations to come together and collaborate, before creating and signing their MoU.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact An MoU was produced, and signed by both organisations, to support ongoing collaboration beyond the end of HORN Project.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Benadir University 
Organisation Benadir University
Country Somalia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN has engaged Benadir University staff in training and strategic planning for the network.
Collaborator Contribution Benadir University staff have participated in training and strategic planning for the network.
Impact Network strategic plan in development.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Bule Hora University 
Organisation Bule Hora University
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN has engaged Bule Hora University staff in training and strategic planning for the network.
Collaborator Contribution Bule Hora University staff have participated in training and strategic planning for the network.
Impact Network strategic plan in development.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Burao University 
Organisation Burao University
Country Somalia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN has engaged Burao University staff in training and strategic planning for the network.
Collaborator Contribution Burago University staff have participated in training and strategic planning for the network.
Impact Network strategic plan in development.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Djibouti University 
Organisation University of Djibouti
Country Djibouti 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN has engaged University of Djibouti staff in training and strategic planning for the network.
Collaborator Contribution University of Djibouti staff have participated in training and strategic planning for the network.
Impact Network strategic plan in development.
Start Year 2022
 
Description East Africa University 
Organisation East Africa University
Country Somalia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN has engaged East Africa University staff in training and strategic planning for the network.
Collaborator Contribution East Africa University staff have participated in training and strategic planning for the network.
Impact Network strategic plan in development.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Fleming Fund National Programme in Kenya 
Organisation Government of Kenya
Country Kenya 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We lead the National Fleming Fund partnership on behalf of the implementing funder for the Fleming Fund
Collaborator Contribution Funding and samples, personnel and expertise
Impact National database National sample collection
Start Year 2020
 
Description Hamelmalo College of Agriculture (HAC) 
Organisation Hamelmalo College of Agriculture
Country Eritrea 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support to research staff including academic support and co-supervision of research projects, capacity building through training of research and research support staff, and ongoing mentorship through placements and exchanges, support to setting up linkages across the Horn region and internationally.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of facilities, attendance at research placements, support to training and development activities, participation of senior academics in leadership meetings and annual scientific meetings, and development of networks and linkages across the Horn region
Impact No outputs or outcomes currently, however it is expected that this will result in increased research capacity across the Horn of Africa region at both the individual and institutional level. A number of joint publications are also expected, and joint dissemination of project outcomes.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Haramaya University 
Organisation Haramaya University
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN has engaged Haramaya University staff in training and strategic planning for the network.
Collaborator Contribution Haramaya University staff have participated in training and strategic planning for the network.
Impact Network strategic plan in development.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Hargeisa University 
Organisation University of Hargeisa
Country Somalia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN has engaged University of Hargeisa staff in training and strategic planning for the network.
Collaborator Contribution University of Hargeisa staff have participated in training and strategic planning for the network.
Impact Network strategic plan in development.
Start Year 2022
 
Description IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (ISTVS) 
Organisation IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School and Reference Centre
Country Somalia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support to research staff including academic support and co-supervision of research projects, capacity building through training of research and research support staff, and ongoing mentorship through placements and exchange, support to setting up linkages across the Horn region and internationally.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of facilities, attendance at research placements, support to training and development activities, participation of senior academics in leadership meetings and annual scientific meetings, and development of networks and linkages across the Horn region.
Impact No outputs or outcomes currently, however it is expected that this will result in increased research capacity across the Horn of Africa region at both the individual and institutional level. A number of joint publications are also expected, and joint dissemination of project outcomes.
Start Year 2017
 
Description International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) 
Organisation International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Country Kenya 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Employment of post-doctoral research assistants based at ILRI campus' in Kenya and Ethiopia, provision of financial researchers for ILRI staff and resources for research activities (field travel, vehicles etc), employment of a reader position based at ILRI campus in Ethiopia
Collaborator Contribution Local supervision of post-doctoral research assistants based in Kenya and Ethiopia, project management and administration of project activities in each country, academic oversight and lead of research activities in Kenya
Impact Partnership has recently been developed, and it is expected that there will be multiple research project outputs and support to capacity strengthening initiatves
Start Year 2017
 
Description Jigjiga University 
Organisation Jigjiga University
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN has engaged Jigjiga University staff in training and strategic planning for the network.
Collaborator Contribution Jigjiga University staff have participated in training and strategic planning for the network.
Impact Network strategic plan in development.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Jimma University, Ethiopia 
Organisation University of Jimma
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Partner in the HORN project; we are involved in training of staff and funding their participation in research projects
Collaborator Contribution Participation in training and research projects
Impact n/a
Start Year 2019
 
Description Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) 
Organisation Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Partnership with the Capacity Research Unit (CRU), at LSTM. Provision of funding for conducting capacity assessments, facilitation of capacity assessments in Horn of Africa, provision of project staff and academics in Horn of Africa to support capacity assessments, development of capacity research questionnaires and tool kits.
Collaborator Contribution Lead of capacity research element of HORN project, including conducting capacity assessments of institutes in the Horn of Africa, production of reports and action plans, and follow up visits to support the implementation of actions. Contribution to annual scientific meetings and project reflective learning processes.
Impact Multi-disciplinary partnership between UoL Horn project researchers (veterinary epidemiologists, social scientists, bio- archaeologists, bacteriologists, public health) and LSTM (hematologist, social scientists, capacity research experts). Outcomes expected are the development of capacity research action plans and subsequent improvement in capacity across institutes in the Horn of Africa (collaboration recently developed, so no outputs or outcomes have resulted currently)
Start Year 2017
 
Description Mekelle University, Ethiopia 
Organisation Mekelle University
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Partner in the HORN project; we are involved in training of staff and funding their participation in research projects
Collaborator Contribution Participation in our training events and research projects
Impact n/a
Start Year 2019
 
Description Mogadishu University 
Organisation Mogadishu University
Country Somalia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN has engaged Mogadishu University staff in training and strategic planning for the network.
Collaborator Contribution Mogadishu University staff have participated in training and strategic planning for the network.
Impact Network strategic plan in development.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Moi University 
Organisation Moi University
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN has engaged Moi University staff in training and strategic planning for the network.
Collaborator Contribution Moi University staff have participated in training and strategic planning for the network.
Impact Network strategic plan in development.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Moi University (NC) 
Organisation Moi University
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Partnership for the HORN project, covid-19 sandpit research project entitled: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the impact of mitigation measures on dietary diversity and health outcomes in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya.
Collaborator Contribution Supported research activities
Impact Research activities ongoing (newly established partnership)
Start Year 2020
 
Description Nugaal University 
Organisation Nugaal University
Country Somalia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN has engaged Nugaal University staff in training and strategic planning for the network.
Collaborator Contribution Nugaal University staff have participated in training and strategic planning for the network.
Impact Network strategic plan in development.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Red Sea University 
Organisation Red Sea University
Country Somalia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Partnership for the HORN project, Anthrax sandpit research project
Collaborator Contribution Supported research activities
Impact Research activities ongoing (newly established partnership)
Start Year 2020
 
Description SIMAD University 
Organisation SIMAD University
Country Somalia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN has engaged SIMAD University staff in training and strategic planning for the network.
Collaborator Contribution SIMAD University staff have participated in training and strategic planning for the network.
Impact Network strategic plan in development.
Start Year 2022
 
Description South - South Relationship: Addis Ababa & Jimma Universities - Fluke Project (NC) 
Organisation Addis Ababa University
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN created the 'Fluke' Project using the sandpit co-creation process. The project is a collaboration between staff at Addis Ababa& Jimma Universities. The sandpit process drew researcher participants from within the region, providing training and ultimately funding for this collaborative research project.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact The project will produce a scientific paper, for which data collection and analysis activities have taken place during the HORN Project activity period. Disciplines involved: environmental health, public health, ecology
Start Year 2020
 
Description South - South Relationship: Addis Ababa & Jimma Universities - Fluke Project (NC) 
Organisation University of Jimma
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN created the 'Fluke' Project using the sandpit co-creation process. The project is a collaboration between staff at Addis Ababa& Jimma Universities. The sandpit process drew researcher participants from within the region, providing training and ultimately funding for this collaborative research project.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact The project will produce a scientific paper, for which data collection and analysis activities have taken place during the HORN Project activity period. Disciplines involved: environmental health, public health, ecology
Start Year 2020
 
Description South - South Relationship: Addis Ababa University & Haramaya University - Vector Project (NC) 
Organisation Addis Ababa University
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN created the 'Vector' Project using the sandpit co-creation process. The project is a collaboration between staff at Addis Ababa University & Haramaya University. The sandpit process drew researcher participants from within the region, providing training and ultimately funding for this collaborative research project.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact The project will produce a scientific paper, for which data collection and analysis activities have taken place during the HORN Project activity period. Disciplines involved: veterinary epidemiology, economics, ecology
Start Year 2019
 
Description South - South Relationship: Addis Ababa University & Haramaya University - Vector Project (NC) 
Organisation Haramaya University
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN created the 'Vector' Project using the sandpit co-creation process. The project is a collaboration between staff at Addis Ababa University & Haramaya University. The sandpit process drew researcher participants from within the region, providing training and ultimately funding for this collaborative research project.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact The project will produce a scientific paper, for which data collection and analysis activities have taken place during the HORN Project activity period. Disciplines involved: veterinary epidemiology, economics, ecology
Start Year 2019
 
Description South - South Relationship: Addis Ababa, Jimma & Mekelle Universities - COVID-19 HDSS Project (NC) 
Organisation Addis Ababa University
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN created the 'COVID-19 HDSS' Project using the sandpit co-creation process. The project is a collaboration between staff at Addis Ababa, Jimma & Mekelle Universities. The sandpit process drew researcher participants from within the region, providing training and ultimately funding for this collaborative research project.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact The project will produce a scientific paper, for which data collection and analysis activities have taken place during the HORN Project activity period.
Start Year 2020
 
Description South - South Relationship: Addis Ababa, Jimma & Mekelle Universities - COVID-19 HDSS Project (NC) 
Organisation Mekelle University
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN created the 'COVID-19 HDSS' Project using the sandpit co-creation process. The project is a collaboration between staff at Addis Ababa, Jimma & Mekelle Universities. The sandpit process drew researcher participants from within the region, providing training and ultimately funding for this collaborative research project.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact The project will produce a scientific paper, for which data collection and analysis activities have taken place during the HORN Project activity period.
Start Year 2020
 
Description South - South Relationship: Addis Ababa, Jimma & Mekelle Universities - COVID-19 HDSS Project (NC) 
Organisation University of Jimma
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN created the 'COVID-19 HDSS' Project using the sandpit co-creation process. The project is a collaboration between staff at Addis Ababa, Jimma & Mekelle Universities. The sandpit process drew researcher participants from within the region, providing training and ultimately funding for this collaborative research project.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact The project will produce a scientific paper, for which data collection and analysis activities have taken place during the HORN Project activity period.
Start Year 2020
 
Description South - South Relationship: Addis Ababa, Jimma & Mekelle Universities - OHWASH Project (NC) 
Organisation Addis Ababa University
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN created the 'OHWASH' Project using the sandpit co-creation process. The project is a collaboration between staff at Addis Ababa, Jimma & Mekelle Universities. The sandpit process drew researcher participants from within the region, providing training and ultimately funding for this collaborative research project.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact The project will produce a scientific paper, for which data collection and analysis activities have taken place during the HORN Project activity period. Disciplines involved: veterinary medicine, public health, microbiology, epidemiology
Start Year 2020
 
Description South - South Relationship: Addis Ababa, Jimma & Mekelle Universities - OHWASH Project (NC) 
Organisation Mekelle University
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN created the 'OHWASH' Project using the sandpit co-creation process. The project is a collaboration between staff at Addis Ababa, Jimma & Mekelle Universities. The sandpit process drew researcher participants from within the region, providing training and ultimately funding for this collaborative research project.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact The project will produce a scientific paper, for which data collection and analysis activities have taken place during the HORN Project activity period. Disciplines involved: veterinary medicine, public health, microbiology, epidemiology
Start Year 2020
 
Description South - South Relationship: Addis Ababa, Jimma & Mekelle Universities - OHWASH Project (NC) 
Organisation University of Jimma
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN created the 'OHWASH' Project using the sandpit co-creation process. The project is a collaboration between staff at Addis Ababa, Jimma & Mekelle Universities. The sandpit process drew researcher participants from within the region, providing training and ultimately funding for this collaborative research project.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact The project will produce a scientific paper, for which data collection and analysis activities have taken place during the HORN Project activity period. Disciplines involved: veterinary medicine, public health, microbiology, epidemiology
Start Year 2020
 
Description South - South Relationship: Amoud University & ISTVS - Bovine TB Project (NC) 
Organisation Amoud University
Country Somalia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN created the 'Bovine TB' Project using the sandpit co-creation process. The project is a collaboration between staff at ISTVS & Amoud University. The sandpit process drew researcher participants from within the region, providing training and ultimately funding for this collaborative research project.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact The project will produce a scientific paper, for which data collection and analysis activities have taken place during the HORN Project activity period.
Start Year 2019
 
Description South - South Relationship: Amoud University & ISTVS - Bovine TB Project (NC) 
Organisation IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School and Reference Centre
Country Somalia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN created the 'Bovine TB' Project using the sandpit co-creation process. The project is a collaboration between staff at ISTVS & Amoud University. The sandpit process drew researcher participants from within the region, providing training and ultimately funding for this collaborative research project.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact The project will produce a scientific paper, for which data collection and analysis activities have taken place during the HORN Project activity period.
Start Year 2019
 
Description South - South Relationship: ISTVS, Red Sea University, ILRI & NAPHL - Anthrax Project (NC) 
Organisation IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School and Reference Centre
Country Somalia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN created the 'Anthrax' Project using the sandpit co-creation process. The project is a collaboration between staff at ISTVS, Red Sea University, International Livestock Research Institute & the Eritrean National Animal & Plant Health Laboratory (NAPHL). The sandpit process drew researcher participants from within the region, providing training and ultimately funding for this collaborative research project.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact The project will produce a scientific paper, for which data collection and analysis activities have taken place during the HORN Project activity period. Disciplines involved: veterinary epidemiology, economics, ecology
Start Year 2019
 
Description South - South Relationship: ISTVS, Red Sea University, ILRI & NAPHL - Anthrax Project (NC) 
Organisation International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Country Kenya 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution HORN created the 'Anthrax' Project using the sandpit co-creation process. The project is a collaboration between staff at ISTVS, Red Sea University, International Livestock Research Institute & the Eritrean National Animal & Plant Health Laboratory (NAPHL). The sandpit process drew researcher participants from within the region, providing training and ultimately funding for this collaborative research project.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact The project will produce a scientific paper, for which data collection and analysis activities have taken place during the HORN Project activity period. Disciplines involved: veterinary epidemiology, economics, ecology
Start Year 2019
 
Description South - South Relationship: ISTVS, Red Sea University, ILRI & NAPHL - Anthrax Project (NC) 
Organisation Red Sea University
Country Somalia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN created the 'Anthrax' Project using the sandpit co-creation process. The project is a collaboration between staff at ISTVS, Red Sea University, International Livestock Research Institute & the Eritrean National Animal & Plant Health Laboratory (NAPHL). The sandpit process drew researcher participants from within the region, providing training and ultimately funding for this collaborative research project.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact The project will produce a scientific paper, for which data collection and analysis activities have taken place during the HORN Project activity period. Disciplines involved: veterinary epidemiology, economics, ecology
Start Year 2019
 
Description South - South Relationship: Red Sea University (Somalia) & ISTVS (Somaliland) - COVID-19 IDP Camps Project (NC) 
Organisation IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School and Reference Centre
Country Somalia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN created the 'COVID-19 IDP Camps Project' as one of four projects focussed on reaction to the COVID-19 Pandemic emergency, as it emerged in the Horn of Africa. The project is a collaboration between staff at Red Sea University (Somalia) & ISTVS IGAAD Sheikh (Somaliland).
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact The project will produce a scientific paper, for which data collection and analysis activities have taken place during the HORN Project activity period.
Start Year 2020
 
Description South - South Relationship: Red Sea University (Somalia) & ISTVS (Somaliland) - COVID-19 IDP Camps Project (NC) 
Organisation Red Sea University
Country Somalia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN created the 'COVID-19 IDP Camps Project' as one of four projects focussed on reaction to the COVID-19 Pandemic emergency, as it emerged in the Horn of Africa. The project is a collaboration between staff at Red Sea University (Somalia) & ISTVS IGAAD Sheikh (Somaliland).
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact The project will produce a scientific paper, for which data collection and analysis activities have taken place during the HORN Project activity period.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Terra Nuova (Kenya) 
Organisation Terra Nuova
Country Italy 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Partnership with Terra Nuova (an NGO), in Kenya. Terra Nuova has direct links with ISTVS in Somaliland, and hence a collaboration with Terra Nuova is being put in place to facilitate the transfer of financial resources to Somaliland.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of facilities, attendance at research placements, support to training and development activities, participation of senior academics in leadership meetings and annual scientific meetings, and development of networks and linkages across the Horn region
Impact It is expected that this will result in increased research capacity across the Horn of Africa region at both the individual and institutional level. A number of joint publications are also expected, and joint dissemination of project outcomes. Detailed information on programme outputs and outcomes is covered within the mandatory questions.
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Gondar 
Organisation University of Gondar
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution HORN has engaged University of Gondar staff in training and strategic planning for the network.
Collaborator Contribution University of Gondar staff have participated in training and strategic planning for the network.
Impact Network strategic plan in development.
Start Year 2022
 
Description University of Nairobi (UoN) 
Organisation University of Nairobi
Department School of Public Health
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support to research staff including academic support and co-supervision of research projects, set-up of project office, capacity building support through training of research and research support staff, and ongoing mentorship through placements and exchanges, support to setting up linkages across the Horn region and internationally.
Collaborator Contribution Recruitment and supervision of post-doctoral research assistants and research projects, co-supervision of UoL post-doctoral research assistants, delivery of capacity action plans, provision of facilities, support to training and development activities, participation of senior academics in leadership meetings and annual scientific meetings, and development of networks and linkages across the Horn region
Impact No outputs or outcomes currently, however it is expected that this will result in increased research capacity across the Horn of Africa region at both the individual and institutional level. A number of joint publications are also expected, and joint dissemination of project outcomes.
Start Year 2017
 
Description University of Nairobi (UoN) 
Organisation University of Nairobi
Country Kenya 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Support to research staff including academic support and co-supervision of research projects, set-up of project office, capacity building support through training of research and research support staff, and ongoing mentorship through placements and exchanges, support to setting up linkages across the Horn region and internationally.
Collaborator Contribution Recruitment and supervision of post-doctoral research assistants and research projects, co-supervision of UoL post-doctoral research assistants, delivery of capacity action plans, provision of facilities, support to training and development activities, participation of senior academics in leadership meetings and annual scientific meetings, and development of networks and linkages across the Horn region
Impact No outputs or outcomes currently, however it is expected that this will result in increased research capacity across the Horn of Africa region at both the individual and institutional level. A number of joint publications are also expected, and joint dissemination of project outcomes.
Start Year 2017
 
Description WHO-EMRO/WHO-Somalia - OHZDP for Somalia 
Organisation World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
Country Egypt 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution HORN provided funding and technical support for a "One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization workshop" for Somalia, the aim of which was to prioritize zoonotic diseases of greatest concern using a multisectoral, One Health approach. The 3-day workshop was attended by representatives from: Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation; Ministry of Health; Ministry of Livestock, Range and Forestry; Ministry of Rural Development and Resilience; and National Institute of Health; along with local (including HORN partners Red Sea University, Amoud University) and international (Queen Mary & Royal Veterinary College University of London; Arizona State) universities; NGOs (VSF-Suisse, GIS) and WOAH.
Collaborator Contribution WHO-EMRO facilitated the workshop while WHO-Somalia provided technical expertise.
Impact - Workshop summary: Prioritizing Zoonotic Diseases for Multisectoral, One Health Collaboration in Somalia - Next steps and draft action plans including on: 1) Strengthening laboratory systems and networks; 2) Preparedness; 3) Workforce development; 4) Multi-sectoral approach
Start Year 2022
 
Description "Responding to COVID-19: The Case of Somaliland Pastoralist Society" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact HORN Project blog update regarding an ongoing research project: "Responding to COVID-19: The Case of Somaliland Pastoralist Society"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/uncategorized/covid-sandpit-team-report/
 
Description Afrique One ASPIRE Annual Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Afrique One ASPIRE annual meeting (attended by Wellington Ekaya), 24-27th September 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Analysis of SARS-C0V-2 virus in exhaled breath and mass-masking behaviour in a Kenyan Community' Update 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact HORN Project blog post in relation to ongoing research project entitled: Analysis of SARS-COV-2 virus in exhaled breath and mass-masking behaviour in a Kenyan Community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/uncategorized/analysis-of-sars-c0v-2-virus-in-exhaled-breath-and-mass-maski...
 
Description Article in the Guardian online - with input from Prof Eric Fevre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in the Guardian online - with input from Prof Eric Fevre, in relation to emergence of future pandemic threats
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/18/tip-of-the-iceberg-is-our-destruction-of-nature-...
 
Description Article on BBC News Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article on BBC News online website entitled 'Coronavirus: This is not the last pandemic' - with input from Profs Matthew Baylis & Eric Fevre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52775386
 
Description Article on BBC Swahili - Dr Mark Nanyingi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Mark Nanyingi participated in Commentary on Africa's preparedness and response to COVID-19 compared to the West. BBC Swahili online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=yfUOvUQmHHA&t=410s
 
Description Article on the 'Conversation' Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article on 'The Conversation' with input from Prof Eric Fevre, Dr Elizabeth Cook and Alice Kyonga.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://theconversation.com/do-kenyas-camel-handlers-face-a-threat-from-mers-what-we-found-137932
 
Description Attendance at IFSTAL Showcase Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning Showcase event attended to learn more about training opportunities, and applications to HORN training curriculum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ifstal.ac.uk/2018/04/10/hold-the-date-ifstal-showcase-event-2018/
 
Description Big Infection Day at University of Liverpool 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact HORN presented as part of a talk given by Prof Matthew Baylis at the University of Liverpool Big Infection Day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Blog post regarding the HORN Rongai Rivers Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post regarding a research project conducted by HORN PDRA Dr Olivia Howland, entitled 'Rongai Rivers'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/social-science/rongai-rivers-project/
 
Description Borama Declaration of HORN One Health Initiative 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Publicity for the creation of the 'Borama Declaration' - following the successful conduct of a large regional one health research networking conference at Amoud University in Somaliland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://horntribune.com/2022/01/08/borama-declaration-of-horn-one-health-initiative/
 
Description Brucellosis One Health Research Project Update 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact HORN Website blog post, regarding an update on supported research in Eritrea.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/one-health/brucellosis-update/
 
Description Capacity Building: UoN Cold Storage Facility Refurbishment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact HORN Project blog post regarding the refurbishment of a cold store facility at University of Nairobi
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/uncategorized/capacity-building-uon-cold-storage-facility-refurbishment/
 
Description Creating Impact for One Health and Ecohealth: NEOH Final Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Network for the Economic Evaluation of One Health: Final conference. The 3 day workshop, held in Bologna, explored how One Health approaches are being evaluated and implemented, and how to use the evaluation methodologies. These are currently being applied to the HORN prokect
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://neoh.onehealthglobal.net/final-action-conference/
 
Description Declaration of HORN One Health Initiative Held in Borama 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact HORN supported a meeting in Borama which culminated in a declaration by universities to co-operate and share knowledge, research and limited resources for improved One Health in the region. The Borama Declaration served as the foundation for subsequent activities in 2023 - including a workshop to formalise a network of Horn of Africa Universities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL http://somalilandstandard.com/declaration-of-horn-one-health-initiative-held-in-borama/
 
Description Double Helix History event - Platform for Investigation, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Ophelie Lebrasseur participated in the Double Helix History event at the Manchester Museum of Science & Industry

https://twitter.com/doublehelixhist/status/1086575108175597568
https://twitter.com/ArchaeOphelie/status/1086665577844928513
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/ArchaeOphelie/status/1086665577844928513
 
Description Dr Mark Nanyingi - Afrohun event participation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact 2nd September 2020: AFROHUN One Health App Hackathon - Dr Mark Nanyingi participated in the AFROHUN one health app challenge hackathon as a judge where undergrad students were tasked to develop a mobile or web based one health surveillance tool.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Dr Mark Nanyingi - Daily Nation article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mark Nanyingi contributed to an article in the Daily Nation - entitled: 6. COVID-19 : COVID-19 Reopening likely to be gradual and segmented
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.nation.co.ke/kenya/news/covid-19-reopening-likely-to-be-gradual-and-segmented-310552
 
Description Dr Mark Nanyingi - KVA Conference Participation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented in a CPD webinar attended by 300 people including (veterinarians, medics, environmentalists and journalists)
Theme : Covid-19: Frontline Experiences and the Veterinary Perspective
Title : Herd Immunity and Infectious Diseases Epidemiology: Antidote or Mirage for COVID-19 Pandemic?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Dr Mark Nanyingi - Reuters Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Mark Nanyingi participated in an online article on Reuters entitled 'No masks, no gloves Kenyan government under fire over quarantine centres'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-kenya-quarantine/no-masks-no-gloves-kenyan-gov...
 
Description Dr Siobhan Mor contributed to an article in the Telegraph entitled : The next pandemic: New diseases could spread undetected in some of world's most connected cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Siobhan Mor contributed to an article in the Telegraph entitled : The next pandemic: New diseases could spread undetected in some of world's most connected cities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/terror-and-security/next-pandemic-new-diseases-could-sprea...
 
Description Dr Siobhan Mor gave a webinar entitled How do we use surveillance data to understand the person, time, place characteristics in an outbreak, as part of Africa CDC participation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Topic: How do we use surveillance data to understand the person, time, place characteristics in an outbreak. What are some of the commonly used methods of summarising and presenting data in a meaningful way

Description: Webinar on Surveillance data use (analysis, interpretation and policy generation), English

Presenter: Mr. Womi Eteng Oboma/Dr Siobhan Mor
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://africacdc.org/video/webinar-how-do-we-use-surveillance-data-to-understand-the-person-time-pl...
 
Description Engagement with Somali & Eritrean Communities in Liverpool 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Engagement workshop with Somali and Eritrean communities in Liverpool, to highlight One Health research and future areas of engagement. Part funded by GCRF HORN project & Wellcome Trust
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description HORN Annual Scientific Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact HORN Annual scientific meeting, held in Bishoftu, Ethiopia (June 2019). Engagement with HORN network, stakeholders and researchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description HORN One Health Masterclass 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Promotional blog post for the HORN 2021 Masterclass
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/training/horn-one-health-masterclass-2021/
 
Description HORN Project Capacity Strengthening update 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact HORN Project blog update, regarding capacity strengthening activity undertaken at Addis Ababa University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/uncategorized/new-aau-teleconferencing-system/
 
Description HORN Project Launch Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact HORN project launch meeting, between 6th-7th February, held in Nairobi Kenya. Stakeholders and partners from across Horn of Africa region (Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia) attended. The launch event discussed a number of areas, including the role of external organisations and educational institutes, and steps forward with implementing the HORN project. Attendees included ILRI, Addis Ababa University, University of Nairobi, Hamelmalo Agricultural College (Eritrea), IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School (Somaliland), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and a range of governmental and non-governmental agencies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description HORN Research Capacity Strengthening at ISTVS in Somaliland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post describing HORN capacity strengthening activities in ISTVS - Somaliland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/capacity-research/capacity-strengthening-at-istvs/
 
Description HORN Research Capacity Strengthening: AAU Laboratory Training in Kenya 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post summarising training provision at CVL labs in Kenya, for Dr Legese Chelkeba of Addis Ababa University, supported by HORN Project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/capacity-research/aau-laboratory-training-in-kenya/
 
Description HORN Research Capacity Strengthening: Addis Ababa University - DMIP Microscopes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact HORN Project blog update regarding capacity strengthening activity taking place at Addis Ababa University (Purchase of microscopes for DMIP).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/uncategorized/new-addis-ababa-microscopes-for-capacity-building
 
Description HORN Research Capacity Strengthening: Oloitoktok Laboratory, Kenya 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Publicity for the recently commissioned & opened Oloitokitok laboratory - fully refurbished and equipped as part of HORN's capacity strengthening work package
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/capacity-research/oloitoktok-laboratory-kenya/
 
Description IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School Bovigam Training 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact HORN Project blog update, regarding training in BOVIGAM test kit use - conducted at ISTVS in Somaliland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/uncategorized/igad-sheikh-technical-veterinary-school-bovigam-training/
 
Description IGH blog 'The Centrifuge' - Blog on OL's scientific career for 'International Day of Women and Girls in Science' (OL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 11th February is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. At present, less than 30 per cent of researchers worldwide are women. UNESCO and UN-Women decided to establish an annual International Day to recognize the critical role women and girls play in science and technology. In this blog we hear from Dr Ophélie Lebrasseur, a zooarchaeologist specialising in ancient and modern DNA, on what inspired her to pursue a career in science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.thecentrifugeblog.com/2019/02/international-day-of-women-and-girls-in.html?fbclid=IwAR3cE...
 
Description Institute of Infection & Global Health - Research Seminars 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Ophelie Lebrasseur gave a seminar entitled: Exploring the Evolution of Animal Diseases in Ethiopia through Archaeogenetics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Investigating prevalence and identifying risk factors of Bovine Tuberculosis in cattle and humans in an agro-pastoral community in Awdal region, Somaliland` 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact HORN Project Partner blog post, regarding ongoing sandpit research project entitled: Investigating prevalence and identifying risk factors of Bovine Tuberculosis in cattle and humans in an agro-pastoral community in Awdal region, Somaliland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://istvs.igad.int/investigating-prevalence-and-identifying-risk-factors-of-bovine-tuberculosis-...
 
Description Invited participant, BBSRC Animal and Plant Health Challenge meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact BBSRC convened workshop in London in July 2017, with international delegates, to help determine BBSRC's future GCRF activity in the area of animal and plant health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Laboratory Equipment repairs and Maintenance Training 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact HORN Project blog post regarding lab equipment maintenance & Repair training, facilitated by the Project, for partner staff based in Somaliland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/international-partners/laboratory-equipment-repairs-and-maintenance-trainin...
 
Description Lisa Cavalerie describes her Soulsby Fellowship project on maternal health in Ethiopia and what it means for her career in One Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Brief introduction to Dr Lisa Cavalerie and her research, as supported by her Soulsby research fellowship
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4CNTTa2rBg
 
Description Mark Nanyingi - CPD/CME event speaker 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mark Nanyingi participated in a CPD/CME event as a speaker and instructor to a global one health audience. This was organised by AFROHUN, the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and University of California Davis One Health Workforce Next Generation (OHWFNG)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft7vB175uYI
 
Description Mark Nanyingi - blog post on Soulsby foundation website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mark Nanyingi published a blog on Soulsby Foundation website on the Cyclic re-emergence and geographical spread of Rift Valley fever to describe my ongoing work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://soulsbyfoundation.org/cyclic-reemergence-and-geographical-spread-of-rift-valley-fever/
 
Description Mark Nanyingi - participation on NPR 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As Kenya emerges from coronavirus lockdown, officials are rationing the amount of food and alcohol customers can order - to keep the crowds manageable and sober. Dr Mark Nanyingi participated in an NPR short podcast transmission
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.npr.org/2020/05/20/859261845/kenya-opens-up-restaurants-with-new-restrictions?t=16138390...
 
Description Matthew Baylis - blog article on International One Health Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Matthew Baylis is a 'One Health' researcher, and is leading on a new project 'The One Health Regional Network for the Horn of Africa (HORN)' to improve the health and wealth of people in the Horn of Africa. Here he explains the concept of One Health, and why it is important.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.thecentrifugeblog.com/2017/11/international-one-health-day.html
 
Description Milestones Reached: Research on COVID-19 impact in Somalia's Displaced Communities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact HORN Project blog post in relation to ongoing research project entitled: COVID-19 and its Prevention in Internally Displaced Person (IDP) Camps in Somalia/Somaliland: Impact on Livelihoods, Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/uncategorized/research-on-covid-19-impact-in-somalias-displaced-communities...
 
Description Nairobi is rapidly losing its green spaces: this could open the door to more diseases 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Eric Fevre - article on the Conversation website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://theconversation.com/nairobi-is-rapidly-losing-its-green-spaces-this-could-open-the-door-to-m...
 
Description Newspaper article: Poor waste management making bacteria harder to kill 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press interview and feature article in national daily paper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://nation.africa/kenya/healthy-nation/poor-waste-management-making-bacteria-harder-to-kill-1845...
 
Description One Health Curriciulum Review Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact One Health curriciulum review workshop, organised by OHCEA, on the 12th July 2019. Attended by Dr Joshua Onono
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description One Health presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on One Health to the Bristol University One Health society
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Online article: Kenya's coronavirus dilemma as cases maintain upward trend - Dr Mark Nanyingi 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Mark Nanyingi participated in an online article entitled: Kenya's coronavirus dilemma as cases maintain upward trend.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2020-05-26-kenyas-coronavirus-dilemma-as-cases-maintain-upward-trend...
 
Description Phase two update: Developing a community-led zoonotic disease prioritization framework in Oloitokitok Sub County, Kajiado County, Kenya. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact HORN Project blog post regarding an update in relation to the Sandpit 'Disease Prioritisation' Project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/uncategorized/phase-two-update-developing-a-community-led-zoonotic-disease-...
 
Description Research Update: Developing a community-led zoonotic disease prioritization framework in Oloitokitok Sub County, Kajiado County, Kenya. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact HORN Project blog update on the 'Disease Prioritisation' project, underway in Kenya
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/field-report/research-update-developing-a-community-led-zoonotic-disease-pr...
 
Description Responding to COVID-19: Should Science Alone Determine Policy? - The Elephant 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Mark Nanyingi contributed to an article entitled: Responding to COVID-19: Should Science Alone Determine Policy? It was published online on a website called - The Elephant
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theelephant.info/features/2020/05/01/responding-to-covid-19-should-science-alone-determi...
 
Description Royal Anthropological Institute: Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present and Future 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Olivia Howland chaired session B01, entitled 'Liminality in Transitional Spaces' during the ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE conference entitled 'Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present and Future' which took place on 14th to 18th September 2020.

Dr Howland also presented her putative research project entitled 'Rongai Rivers...'. TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.therai.org.uk/conferences/anthropology-and-geography
 
Description Salzburg Global Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Matthew Baylis (UoL) and Dr Dismas Ongore (HORN CO-I at University of Nairobi) attended the event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description School visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I organised a visit of 30 local school pupils (from an inner city school, Liverpool), to my workplace to see a veterinary school. They visited the equine, dairy, and small animal sections, and we held a Q&A.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description University of Liverpool Impact Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on HORN to the University of Liverpool staff at UoL Impact week. This event aimed to promote a greater understanding of creating impact of international research activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Webinar given at Addis Ababa University College of Veterinary Medicine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Lisa Cavalerie gave a seminar on "Maternal health and zoonoses: designing a One Health study in Butajira HDSS" at the college of veterinary medicine of Addis Ababa University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar presentation at Addis Ababa University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Siobhan Mor delivered a webinar entitled 'COVID-19: Just a human health issue? What public health professionals need to know about the animal dimension'. The webinar was organised by Prof Mirgissa Kaba of Addis Ababa University, the lead Co-I for HORN Project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description With giant swabs and grumpy camels, Kenya hunts for next deadly virus 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Website article involving Prof Eric Fevre - and Dr Alice Kiyong'a of ILRI/HORN Project, focussed on camels, and new zoonotic viruses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-04-giant-swabs-grumpy-camels-kenya.html
 
Description Workshop to Finalize Ethiopian National Multi-sectorial Coordination Mechanism Zoonotic Diseases Risk Communication Strategy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Nigatu Kebede & Prof Mirgissa Kaba gave expert contribution, and represented the HORN Project, in a workshop to finalize the Ethiopian National Multi-sectorial Coordination Mechanism Zoonotic Diseases Risk Communication Strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description World Rabies Day Celebrations and One Health efforts to Control Brucellosis in Kenya 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Mark Nanyingi attended the 15th World Rabies Day (WRD) in Malindi, Kilifi county where the theme was "Rabies: Facts Not Fear". These celebrations were organised by the Kenya Veterinary Association in collaboration with the county government of Kilifi.

A series of field activities took place from 25th and 26th September 2021, where Dr Nanyingi worked closely with UN FAO, Directorate of veterinary services at national and subnational level, and other stakeholders, to:

Develop and disseminate key messages on rabies prevention and control; with emphasis on mass dog vaccination, preventing exposures and encouraging people to seek appropriate post exposure treatment. The dissemination was done through banners, flyers and national/vernacular radios and reached about 300,000 people nationally.
Vaccinate 646 dogs and 53 cats, spay 11 dogs, and neuter several cats (over 300 animals were attended to nationally).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://onehealthhorn.net/uncategorized/world-rabies-day-celebrations-and-one-health-efforts-to-contr...