One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) training needs assessment dissemination workshop
Two Kenya FELTP residents: Athman Mwatondo and Matthew Muturi participated in a workshop organised One Health Central and East Africa (OHCEA) which involved dissemination of findings from an assessment of in-service training need requirements for professionals in the veterinary and public health sectors with focus on key competences required to build one health concept and existing short trainings offered in government and other institutions. The workshop was held on 24 June 2013 in Nairobi. The purpose of the workshop was to present results of the in-service training needs assessment to stakeholders involved in disease surveillance and outbreak response and chart way forward in the training of in-service personnel.
The assessment revealed that only 30% of respondents interviewed in the assessment reported to have attended a One Health related training. There were existing areas of gaps including those relating to delivery of management of response to outbreaks under the One Health framework. These gaps can be prioritised in the development of the training courses. Training needs as ascertained by the assessment were validated by the stakeholders present in the meeting and an inter-institutional committee in which FELTP is included to develop the short courses was formed.