3rd OHCEA INTERNATIONAL ONE HEALTH CONFERENCE
July 24th – 26th – 2019
Kampala – Uganda
THEME: Harnessing One Health for Global Health Security
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DR Frank Mwine
Message from Chair,
It is indeed my pleasure; on behalf of the One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA), to welcome you to this conference on ‘Harnessing One Health for Global Health Security’.
We expect over 300 participants, given the increasing importance of One Health and the significant interest it is generating, globally and in the region. It is exciting to think about the depth and richness of the discussions that we anticipate to engage in. The conference theme is especially timely as we intensify efforts to efforts to ensure global health security.
Our keynote speakers are men and women with expertise and global knowledge in their chosen areas.
It is an honor for me to preside over this process and work with a wonderful, dedicated team, ensuring that you get the best out of this conference. Successfully organizing this conference has required the talents, dedication and time of teams in different locations.
We hope you will find the conference program comprehensive and the proceedings enjoyable and valuable. Please do find time to explore the natural beauty of Kampala (the city of Seven Hills) and the rest of Uganda.
I particularly warmly welcome students from Africa, South East Asia and other parts of the world, who are joining us for the time. We have designed some sessions that we believe will be especially beneficial for the students. You are most welcome and we hope this will be a great learning and networking experience for you.
I would like to express gratitude to our main sponsor – USAID for the sustained funding for One Health work in the region. Many thanks to our partners; University of Minnesota and Tufts University for their dedication to organizing the conference. When you have hundreds of dedicated professionals travelling across the globe to participate in an event you have put together; it is indeed an honor.
Once again, I welcome you to this conference and to Kampala-Uganda! Karibu Sana!
Dr. Dennis Carroll
Dr Dennis Carroll currently serves as the Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Global Health Security and Development Unit. In this position Dr. Carroll is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for the Agency’s programs addressing new and emerging disease threats. Dr. Carroll also serves as USAID’s Special Representative for Global Health Security.
Dr Carroll was initially detailed to USAID from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a senior public health advisor in 1991. In 1995 he was named the Agency’s Senior Infectious Diseases advisor, responsible for overseeing the Agency’s programs in malaria, tuberculosis, antimicrobial resistance, disease surveillance, as well as neglected and emerging infectious diseases. In this capacity Dr. Carroll was directly involved in the development and introduction of a range of new technologies for disease prevention and control, including: community-based delivery of treatment of onchocerciasis, rapid diagnostics for malaria, new treatment therapies for drug resistant malaria, intermittent therapy for pregnant women and “long-lasting” insecticide treated bednets for prevention of malaria. He was responsible for the initial design and development of the President’s Malaria Initiative. Dr. Carroll officially left CDC and joined USAID in 2005 when he assumed responsibility for leading the USAID response to the spread of avian influenza.
Dr Carroll has a doctorate in biomedical research with a special focus in tropical infectious diseases from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was a Research Scientist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory where he studied the molecular mechanics of viral infection. Dr. Carroll has received awards from both CDC and USAID, including the 2006 USAID Science and Technology Award for his work on malaria and avian influenza, and the 2008 Administrator’s Management Innovation Award for his management of the Agency’s Avian and Pandemic Influenza program.