The National Institute of Health (NIH) is pleased to announce that the One Health Focal Point of Somalia, a key partner in strengthening the country’s laboratory systems, has briefed our international partners including WHO, CDC, AFENET on the progress and challenges of the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP). The Executive Director of NIH, along with the Head of Training, Residence Advisor FETP and One Health Focal Point of Somalia, emphasized the need for a One Health approach to address emerging infectious diseases, zoonotic threats, and environmental health concerns.
One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach that recognizes the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment. By integrating human health, animal health, and environmental health, One Health aims to achieve optimal health outcomes for all.
The NIH is committed to supporting the One Health Focal Point of Somalia and other stakeholders in advancing the One Health agenda and enhancing the capacity of FETP graduates to respond to public health emergencies.