Brown Bag: Veterinary Data Collection in Ethiopia- Maria Belu

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Kickoff speaker Maria Belu, DVM

As part of the CDC Global Health Security Agenda, Ohio State led a mass rabies vaccination pilot this year in Ethiopia. It was a six-week campaign that included numerous field and classroom trainings. This work, part of a large collaborative effort to prevent and control rabies in Ethiopia, involved collection of data on dog populations and survey data in both English and Amharic.

Maria Belu, DVM, helped lead this effort on behalf of Ohio State. Dr. Belu will discuss her experience with the data collection tool Magpi as well as challenges working internationally with multiple partners.

Wednesday, September 6, 12-1 pm

Enarson Classroom Building Room 100 on The Ohio State University campus

The event is free and open to the public. Just for this kickoff session, lunch will be provided. Please RSVP if you plan to join us for some delicious Ethiopian food.

About the speaker

Maria Belu, DVM, is a veterinary public health resident at The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Preventative Veterinary Medicine.


If you can’t make it to the session, the talk will be live streamed and recorded. Streaming logistics: If you don’t have a university login, just enter as a guest. Your system should automatically download a flash plug-in that will allow Adobe Connect to run in your browser. Email Maureen Langlois with questions.

About the Series

The Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series is a collaboration between the Center for African Studies, the Global One Health initiative, and the Global Water Institute. Sessions are held Wednesdays from 12-1 in Enarson 100.

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