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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In a concerted effort to strengthen One Health coordination and collaboration among all key stakeholders, a High-Level National One Health Strategic Plan Development Meeting took place on the 27th

COHESA One Health training equips university students to manage infectious diseases in Africa

The interconnection between the health of people, animals, plants and their shared environment is becoming more evident as endemic, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases increase in prevalen

School program - painting the future of One Health in Uganda

Three hundred primary and secondary school students aged 12- 18 years in the western Uganda district of Bunyangabu have been mentored and commissioned as One Health ambassadors.