The One Health Fellowship proposed to enhance knowledge and skills of field epidemiology graduates from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania through a one year fellowship. Specifically, the fellowship seeks to strengthen the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response core functions:
Identification of cases and events, reporting, health data analysis and interpretation, investigation and confirmation, response, evaluation and improvement of multi-disease surveillance for animal and human health sectors.
The goal of the One Health Fellowship was to strengthen public health system and workforce capacity in One Health to improve surveillance, rapid detection, investigation, and timely response to emerging pandemic threats in the Congo Basin region.
The program had three components namely: short courses, field attachment, and mentorship.
On completion of the fellowship, the fellows are expected to provide technical expertise to their respective sectors in disease surveillance, outbreak investigation, and response, as well as control and prevention of zoonoses.