Wondwossen Gebreyes, DVM, PhD, DACVPM - The Global One Health initiative (GOHi)
From Erin Atkins
A. Gebreyes DVM, PhD, DACVPM
Hazel C. Youngberg Distinguished Professor, Molecular Epidemiology and Executive Director, Global One Health initiative (GOHi), Office of International Affairs
The Global One Health initiative (GOHi): Strengthening Global Capacity to address Complex Priorities
GOHi is a grass-root
initiative that has been in existence since 2009. The initiative has brought together the U.S. and developing region strategic university and research institute partners in eastern Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Within a joint-venture, the collaborative initiative identified key priorities based on local and regional needs. To that goal, GOHi has been working on various foodborne, waterborne, and vector-borne diseases as well as associated issues such as antimicrobial resistance and cancer. GOHi's initiative has been
building capacity of research, training, and outreach. With sponsorship provided from multiple sources including the NIH Fogarty International
Center, CDC Global Health Security, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other foundations, we have been strengthening integrated one health capacity in emerging infectious zoonotic diseases as well as non-communicable diseases.
Our Latinate vision is being capable professionals and institutional systems
for a healthy and enduring global community.