Mekelle University Conducts Certification of Final Year Students on Infectious Disease Management

Saturday, 15 July 2017 - 4:23am
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Participants pose for a group photo with the facilitator

The training on certification of final students on Infectious disease prevention, detection and response aimed at equipping students with knowledge on the One Health approach, systems thinking, infectious disease transmission and management, one health leadership and  management skills, and risk communication and the importance of believes, culture and gender in addressing infectious disease management. Using the OHCEA One Health module of Infectious Disease Management, the training was given to 100 multidisciplinary students from environmental health, public health and veterinary medicine. The training was practical using tools like role play which helped bring to life the new concepts they were learning. 

Students acquired knowledge and skill in Infectious Disease Management using the one health approach. This training was facilitated by Dr. Berihun Afera, the Mekelle University College of Veterinary Medicine OHCEA Focal Person jointly with the trainees of the IDM TOT that was held in Addis Ababa in Year II of the One Health Workforce project.

The training exposed students to knowledge on transmission and control of various selected infectious diseases, such as Toxoplasmosis, Rabies, Brucellosis and zoonotic tuberculosis, among others. Various case scenarios were also presented and discussed by the students.