Collaborations and Governance

These platforms engage diverse stakeholders, including researchers, service providers, private sector entities, and civil society representatives. Read more


Education and Research

In our pursuit of Education and Research, we actively seek out educational and research institutions poised to deliver impactful One Health education. Read more

About us

infographicUnder the guidance of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in partnership with The French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) and ISAAA-AfriCenter (International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications), COHESA aims to build society-wide One Health capacity, able to develop and adapt solutions to the various emerging and on-going One Health threats. It is delivered by national partners who within each country tailor the COHESA activities to meet the local needs and priorities.

This project receives funding from the European Union Organization of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS) Research and Innovation Programme as part of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific-European Union (ACP-EU) initiative. Additionally, it receives co-funding support from ILRI, CIRAD, and The University of Pretoria. These collaborative efforts empower the One Health Observatory and reinforce the shared dedication to shaping a healthier, more sustainable future for Eastern and Southern Africa.

Where we work

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Our latest news

Capacitating One Health in Eastern and Southern Africa – evidence shows appetite and pathways for institutional change

One Health – an approach to sustainably balance and optimize the health of people, animals and ecosystems – is increasingly recog

Second RUFORUM Triennial Conference Set to Take Place in Windhoek, Namibia in August 2024

[Windhoek, December 8, 2023] – A significant step towards advancing agricultural research and innovation in Africa was taken today as the University of Namibia (UNAM) and the International Universi

Botswana spearheads One Health Initiative: a collaborative effort to transform public and environmental health

Botswana has embarked on the implementation of the One Health (OH) initiative in a strategic move to bolster public health and environmental well-being.