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17th - 19th January 2017: One Health Workshop in Bamako, Mali

VSF- Suisse, 10.01.2017

Together with the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the International Medical Corps, VSF International is organising a three day long workshop on the topic of One Health. The workshop will be held in Mali’s capital city of Bamako. Among others, professor Jakob Zinsstag from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel will participate as a speaker and inform everyone about the fundamental principles of One Health.

We of Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Suisse second the content of the One Health principle and support people in building sustainable, livestock-based livelihoods. Healthy Animals – Healthy People – Healthy Environment!



Our Country Director in Mali and Representative for West Africa, Abdoulaye Diaouré, will facilitate the event on day 2.

The full schedule of the workshop in Bamako:

Tuesday, 17th January: The Concept of One Health and its Implementation in the Field

Facilitation: Koen Van Troos, VSF-Belgium

  • 08:30 Arrival of participants
  • 09:00 Opening ceremony
  • 09:30 One Health: Term and Basic Concept (Jakob Zinsstag, Bassirou Bonfoh)
  • 10:00 One Health in Africa: Present Situation (Dr. Henri Kaboré)
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 National Action Plan for One Health in Mali
  • 11:30 Discussion
  • 12:30 Lunch break
  • 14:00 Implementation of One Health in the Field: Experiences of the IMC in Ségou Region
  • 14:30 Implementation of One Health in the Field: Experiences of AVSF in Timbuktu Region
  • 15:00 Implementation of One Health in the Field
  • 15:30 Coffee break
  • 15:45 Discussion

Wednesday, 18th January: Concrete Actions for the Implementation of the One Health Approach

Facilitation Abdoulaye Diaouré, VSF-Suisse

  • 08:30 Arrival of participants
  • 09:00 Barriers in the Implementation of the One Health Approach in West Africa (Dr. Kabore, CRSA)
  • 09:30 Discussion
  • 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 Work in thematic groups to identify barriers:
    • One Health for an Efficient and Concrete Public Health System
    • One Health for Sustainable Livestock Breeding
    • One Health in Rural Communities
  • 12:30 Lunch break
  • 14:00 Working groups to find solutions within the aforementioned scheme
  • 15:30 Coffee break
  • 15:45 Discussion of results within the working groups

Thursday, 19th January: Presentation of Workshop Results

Facilitator: ICD

  • 09:00 Consolidation of an action plan, and creation of a final declaration by the working group facilitators
  • 10:30 Arrival of participants, and coffee break
  • 11:00
    • Presentation of Action Plan for Implementation
    • Presentation of Final Declaration of the Workshop
    • Closing ceremony
  • 13:00 Networking lunch


Tags: Bamako  IFAD  IMC  Mali  One Health  VSF International  Workshop 

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