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.
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 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 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.
Implementing programs that address the control and prevention of zoonoses, AMR and food safety issues.
Promoting knowledge and building the capacity of target stakeholders on good animal welfare practices, while improving their access to quality animal health services.
Advancing sustainable agricultural practices and innovative alternative protein approaches that will improve productivity, sustain the environment, improve health and livelihoods, and guarantee nutrition and food security.
Promoting knowledge and appreciation of the environment, and wildlife biodiversity and practical implementation of good environmental and conservation practices – particularly important for rural marginalized communities with highly biodiverse land and marine ecosystems.
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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 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.
One Health and Development Initiative (OHDI) is a growing organization run by an amazing team of dedicated Staff and Volunteers.