Narok on the way to becoming a One Health champion county in Kenya

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On 4–5 May 2023, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Government of Narok County hosted a two-day workshop that sought to bridge the gap between human, animal and environment health.

The event revolved around reviewing progress and exchanging knowledge on past, ongoing and planned activities under the One Health concept, which targets a comprehensive and integrated approach to public health.

The workshop followed a previous meeting held between ILRI and Narok County in December 2021, where stakeholders identified key One Health challenges and opportunities in the county. This workshop included consultative sessions on partnerships for One Health projects in Narok County.

One Health is a multi-sector approach that recognizes the interconnectedness of human, animal and environmental health and employs a holistic perspective to better understand and solve public health threats.

In Narok County, where livestock and wildlife-related production are key economic activities, the One Health approach can help to address the challenges of zoonotic diseases, food safety and antimicrobial resistance resulting from interactions among wildlife, livestock, people and the environment.

This work is supported by the CGIAR Initiative on One Health, and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development through the ILRI-hosted One Health Centre in Africa.

We thank all funders who support this research through their contributions to the CGIAR Trust Fund.

Photo: Kenya’s wildlife-rich rangelands with cattle and wildlife (ILRI/Dave Elsworth)

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