Eradicating Rabies

OSU Works With Ethiopians On Rabies Eradication Project

July 2, 2013


This summer, Ohio State University faculty and students are visiting Ethiopia as part of the Ohio State’s One Health Summer Institute, a partnership with Ethiopian academic and government colleagues. The team includes four health sciences students who will work on a rabies eradication project.

In addition, the One Health Summer Institute will offer courses to Ethiopian students and professionals from June 17 to August 10. Along with courses, the partnership will conduct projects that will identify and manage issues of infectious diseases and chronic diseases affecting both humans and animals in relation to air, water, and food quality. Those projects include rabies eradication, cervical cancer screening and treatment, environmental hygiene, food security, and food safety.

“The ‘One Health’ partnership is crucial to make the world better and healthier,” said Wondwossen Gebreyes, professor of molecular epidemiology.

“Our commitment focusing on infectious and chronic disease capacity building in Ethiopia will have a major impact on the global society,” Dr. Gebreyes said. “This partnership is very important to the scholarly mission of our university as it provides opportunities to students and faculty that are not available using traditional means.”

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