Rwanda University One Health Students’ Club -Nyagatare Campus Elects New Club Leaders

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 - 3:10pm
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Some of the Club members of University of Rwanda Nyagatare One Health Students Club

Although the start was rather slow and worrying due to the slow trickle of students coming in for the meeting, the event turned out quite well, eventually.

University of Rwanda –Nyagatare Campus students on Sunday 5th May 2016 held elections for a new committee for the period 2016/2017. The club brings together students from veterinary medicine, animal production, medicine and health sciences, environmental health/epidemiology, ICT, biomedical engineering and business studies.

The new office bearers are; Serge Muhizi (President), Denise Uwimana (Vice President), Justin Mudacumura (Secretary) and Emmanuel Kagisha (Treasurer). The outgoing committee is expected to convene a meeting and agree on the committee advisors from amongst themselves.

Club, which was an interesting and enriching session. Reasons for joining the Club included; One Health being a growing trend in managing global health challenges and cannot be avoided; desire to advocate for gender and women’s involvement in ensuring the health of animals and humans; desire to learn more about the human-animal health interface; contributing to the breaking of working in silos; desire to contribute to management of zoonoses, desire to develop One Health as an area of research; desire to help the community through community outreach services and activities, among other reasons.