One Health Uganda
Kampala (and more), Uganda
- Dates – TBD
- Max Enrollment – 30
- Taught In – English
- Prerequisites – Yes
- Academic Area – Science & Society
The World Health Organization defines health as the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease. In this program, we will examine "One Health" issues in the context of human, livestock, and wildlife interaction in communities within and surrounding national wildlife conservation parks in Western Uganda. You will learn about zoonotic and non-communicable environmental diseases from local experts, as well as the broader issues affecting the well-being of people, livestock, wildlife and ecosystem health through extensive travel to multiple cities in Uganda, while being immersed in rich cultural activities. The goal is to create a cohort of globally engaged individuals who are comfortable collaborating across disciplines and cultures.
- Program Coordinator – TBD
- Instructor – Wilson K. Rumbeiha
- Learn about global "One Health" in Sub-Saharan Africa while enrolled in two UC Davis courses, earning 6 quarter units in three weeks.
- Examine the interrelatedness of the health of humans, animals, plants, and the environment in the context of communities within and surrounding national wildlife conservation parks in Western Uganda.
- Immerse yourself in a rich warm diverse African culture through guided tours, cultural site visits and conversations with local community members.
- Exposure to conservation and ecosystem health issues through behind-the-scenes visits to a conservation center, animal disease lab, and virus research institute. The program addresses and highlights multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.