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Call for NTD Champions in Nigeria

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One Health and Development Initiative (OHDI) is a Nigerian-based nonprofit organization that works to promote education, advocacy, and solutions to correlated issues of human, animal, and environmental health using the integrated “One Health” approach. 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.

One of our key organizational mandates is to contribute to efforts at control, prevention, and elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), particularly those of zoonotic origin, in line with the NTD and SDG 2030 Goals. Currently, we are implementing Project SCHISTO, which aims to promote integrated One Health research and intervention on Schistosomiasis in South-West Nigeria – the region with the highest prevalence of the disease in the country.

To support the implementation of this project, we are seeking young health professionals or students based in southwest Nigeria who are interested or are already active in the public health sector and will perform roles as NTD CHAMPIONS in their respective locations/communities. NTD Champions selected for this purpose will be trained on core aspects of NTD programming, research, and advocacy using the One Health approach and will volunteer their time to implement designated activities.

Key duties of NTD Champions

Eligibility

Benefits

The application deadline is July 24, 2021

Click here to access the application form

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