Uganda

Uganda

Platform: The Uganda One Health platform is comprised of the One Health Technical Working Group, providing technical direction, and the Zoonotic Disease Coordination Office (ZDCO), serving as the secretariat.

Stakeholders: The Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries; Ministry of Health; Ministry of Water and Environment; Uganda Wildlife Authority; universities; UN agencies (FAO, WHO), USG agencies (CDC, USAID); EPT-2 Projects (P&R, PREDICT-2, OHW); medical and veterinary professional associations; and other partners.

Founded: The Uganda One Health platform, officially launched in November 2016 by the Prime Minister, is comprised of both One Health technical working groups and the Zoonotic Disease Coordination Office (ZDCO).

Before P&R’s engagement in Uganda, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries (MAAIF); Ministry of Health (MOH); and Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) all collaborated on an ad hoc and informal basis. With P&R’s support, the government of Uganda built consensus on both a model of a One Health platform and a process for institutionalizing One Health in the country.

During the first-ever global One Health day on November 3, 2016, P&R, in collaboration with the government of Uganda and the U.S. embassy, organized an official launch of Uganda’s national One Health platform. The launch was presided over by the Prime Minister and attended by the State Minister for Animal Industry, the U.S. Ambassador to Uganda, and more than 80 senior-level government officials and partners. The platform is based on an institutional One Health collaboration framework and a memorandum of understanding validated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Water and Environment; and the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Since the launch, P&R has assisted the Ugandan government in operationalizing the platform. P&R also facilitated the prioritization of zoonotic diseases, using a CDC One Health approach prioritization tool, and is providing assistance to develop a five-year One Health strategic plan.

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One Health Technical Advisor, Uganda

Winyi Kaboyo serves as the National One Health Technical Advisor for P&R in Uganda. Winyi joins the project from his position as Acting Commissioner of the Community Health Department, as well as Assistant Commissioner of Veterinary Public Health, for the Ministry of Health in Uganda. He holds his bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine from Makerere University, his master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins, and brings with him more than thirty years of experience as a veterinary epidemiologist.

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