One Health and Development Initiative (OHDI)

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One Health and Development Initiative (OHDI)

We are a nonprofit organization that works to promote education, advocacy, research, and solutions to interrelated issues of human, animal, and environmental health through an integrated One Health approach.

Who We Are

We are dedicated to promoting and fostering One Health news, education, collaboration, advocacy, research and solutions across human, animal, and environmental health. At OHDI, our mission is rooted in the belief that public health issues are intertwined across the human, animal, and environmental ecosystems thereby requiring a holistic approach to effective and sustainable solutions. Therefore, in implementing our various activities through social impact and health programs, media projects, advocacy, and research, the core values of “One Health” are consistently integrated to achieve sustainable results in health promotion and sustainable development.


Our Implementation Strategies

Community-based Projects

Implementation of community-based projects that fall under our respective programmatic focus areas. We ensure that projects are relevant and directly meet the core needs of the target communities.

Advocacy and Policy Influencing

Engaging policy-makers and influencers at subnational, national, and continental levels, and advocating for the establishment and implementation of relevant policy framework and laws that would achieve our programmatic One Health goals



Utilization of online and traditional media tools to promote news, information, education, awareness, and advocacy on relevant and contending One Health issues.


Conducting and promoting scientific research to inform evidence-based solutions that would advance One Health outcomes and help us achieve our programmatic goals. This is conducted internally within the organization or in collaboration with external stakeholders, institutions, and organizations.

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WOAH Seeks a One Health Intern

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Our History

One Health and Development Initiative (OHDI) started initially in February 2016 as a blog called ‘MyAnimal,MyHealth’ by Dr. Kikiope Oluwarore, a veterinarian with experiences in One Health and Animal Welfare.

Our Team

One Health and Development Initiative (OHDI) is a growing organization run by an amazing team of dedicated Staff and Volunteers.

Our Board

Our Board of Advisors are highly experienced and accomplished One Health professionals from human, animal and environmental health sectors who contribute their time and service to the development and growth of the organization.

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