‘Ecohealth’ approaches linking human and environmental health in Kenya

“A focus on health—across humans, animals and other species—offers new opportunities to harness synergies across disparate efforts to address climate change,” said the statement.’ – ILRI

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Mother, child and cows outside their homestead in Busia, Kenya

Mother, child and the family cows outside their homestead in Busia, Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Charlie Pye-Smith).

‘Many key health challenges like Malaria in Kenya can only be managed through the integrated approach that links environment to human health, experts say.

‘According to researchers attending the Ecohealth2014 in Montreal, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for health challenges like malaria and animal diseases.

‘According to Delia Grace, a veterinary epidemiologist and programme manager at the Nairobi-based the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), there is already proven transmission of diseases between animals and human beings.

“We can no longer look at human health in isolation from the environment which people live,” she told The Star in Montreal.

ILRI is leading most ecohealth approaches in Kenya, in collaboration with the International Development Research Centre, a Canadian corporation that supports research in developing countries, and has regional offices in Nairobi.

‘Institutions across the…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, Maiduguri as a lecture & a Researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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