CTA publication highlights ILRI’s research on One Health for zoonoses control


Maasai father and son tend to their cattle in Kenya Maasai father and son tend to their cattle in their paddock in Kitengela, Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann).

Zoonoses account for 60% of human diseases, but traditional divisions between human, livestock and environmental health sectors undermine their control. This has led to calls for greater intersectoral cooperation through an approach known as One Health.

The cover story of the December 2014 – January 2015 issue of CTA’s Spore magazine focuses on the One Health approach to tackling zoonoses and highlights some examples of One Health research by the Food Safety and Zoonoses program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

Read the Spore article, Together in sickness and health

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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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