We are a nonprofit nongovernmental organization working to promote education, advocacy, research, and solutions to interrelated issues of human, animal, and ecosystem health through the integrated One Health approach.
At OHDI, our mission is rooted in the evidence 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 community-based impact programs, media, advocacy, and research, the core values of “One Health” are consistently integrated to achieve sustainable results in health and development.
Implementing effective multisectoral interventions that prevent and control zoonotic diseases (neglected, emerging and re-emerging), mitigate AMR, improve food safety, and enhance global health security.
Promoting stakeholders' knowledge, research, training, and policy advocacy on standard animal welfare frameworks, while improving access to quality animal health services.
Advancing sustainable climate-smart agricultural practices and innovative alternative protein approaches that will improve productivity, sustain the environment, and advance health, nutrition, food security and livelihoods.
Improving the knowledge, capacity, and participatory action of communities to implement sustainable environmental conservation practices and policies in biodiverse land and marine ecosystems.
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One Health and Development Initiative was founded in June 2019 by Dr. Kikiope Oluwarore, a veterinarian with interrelated experiences in One Health, global health security and animal welfare.
Our Board of Trustees and Advisors are highly experienced and accomplished professionals with varied skills across One Health, public sector and private establishments who contribute their valuable time, services and expertise to the growth and sustainability of the organization.
One Health and Development Initiative (OHDI) is a growing organization managed by an amazing team of dedicated staff and volunteers.