Lunch Speaker: One Health Concepts From Traditional Healers And Professional Perspectives in Ethiopia

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NOTE NEW VENUE. Due to high demand, this event will now be in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Lounge (Room 132), Hale Hall, 154 W 12th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210

Implications For Practical Intervention In Pastoral Communities

Balako Gumi Donde (DVM, MSTAH, M.Sc, Ph.D.), associate professor of epidemiology at Bule Hora University in Ethiopia will discuss fieldwork experiences focusing on public health and the epidemiology of zoonotic diseases in pastoralists and their livestock. Donde will also analyze his studies on rabies, brucellosis, tuberculosis and other zoonoses using One Health approaches.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Enarson Classroom Building Room 160 on the Ohio State University campus

Lunch will be served, so please register for this free event.

About the speaker

Balako Gumi Donde is the former and founding academic and research vice president of Bule Hora University in Ethiopia. His research and field work experiences focus on the epidemiology of zoonotic diseases in pastoralists and their livestock,  specifically rabies, brucellosis and tuberculosis. He is from a mobile pastoralist community in the South Oromia region of Ethiopia and has worked as a professional veterinarian and development expert in the South Oromia and Ethiopian Somali Pastoral Regions. He has taught various veterinary courses for DVM students at Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine. He studied Animal Health with a DVM from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.  He holds an M.Sc in Tropical Animal Health from the Health Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine in Belgium, an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Infection Biology and Epidemiology from the  University of Basel, Switzerland.


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 160.

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Photo: Herding sheep and goats in Borena, Ethiopia  Source: ILRI/ Zerihun Sewunet