Kenya One Health conference

Welcome to the Kenya One Health Conference

The One Health Research, Education and Outreach Centre in Africa (OHRECA) is pleased to announce the upcoming online Kenya One Health Conference that will take place from 6-8 December, 2021. The conference will bring together experts across different sectors to share information and build partnerships in the One Health space in Kenya. Join us online and contribute to the understanding and management of the shared threats at the human animal and environment interface.


The Kenya One Health Conference has been approved as a CPD activity for registered members of the Kenya Veterinary Board, Environment Institute of Kenya and the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council.

  • The Kenya Veterinary Board will offer 14 CPD points for members who attend the conference over the 3 days.
  • The Environment Institute of Kenya will offer 20 CPD points for members. 10 points for Day 1, 5 points for Day 2 and 5 points for Day 3.
  • The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council will award 9 CPD points over the 3 days. 3 points for each day attended.

Register today and attend the conference and get these professional CPD points.

                           We look forward to your participation on 6-8 December 2021!


Conference program

Day 1: One Health Research

In this session, we will explore the One Health research landscape in Kenya. Royal Society Africa Prize winner Prof. George Warimwe will give a keynote on developing a Rift Valley fever vaccine suitable for human and livestock use before opening the floor to selected presentations from the active research community in Kenya. The session will wrap up with a deep dive into how we can improve how we conduct One Health research with a panel of eminent researchers from various domains within the One Health space.

Day 2: Gender and one health

Although intersections between gender and One Health have been identified, significant gaps still exist on mainstreaming gender in One Health research, policy, and practice. Scientific evidence exists on how gender roles and relations influence disease exposure, access to health services and decision making on investments in disease control at the household level. More gender-disaggregated data are also being generated from various activities as gender gets included as a key variable.

This session will explore frameworks that can guide gender research and how to integrate gender in disease prevention and control programs for better outcomes at the human-animal-environment interface. The session will bring together researchers, policymakers, and development actors with a track record on gender and One Health.

Day 2: One health education

To implement One Health, we need a cadre of trained professionals who can deploy systems thinking and facilitate transdisciplinary collaboration. Yet, these concepts have not been incorporated formally into the curricular of our animal, human and environmental health professions.

This session will explore how to develop One Health capacity at the local level and integrate the concept at all levels of informal and formal training— from primary to tertiary levels – so that systems thinking and transdisciplinary collaboration can be used to solve the ‘wicked’ global health challenges of today.

Day 3: One health implementation and policy

One Health approach has been recognised and proposed as a solution to the complex global and local health challenges. Poor collaboration and coordination between the medical, veterinary and environmental disciplines/ fraternities remain stumbling block in fast tracking the achievement of One Health Agenda. Several recommendations have been brought forward by different research groups, scientists, and institutions. In this session we will hear from government officials how One Health recommendations have been adopted in the animal, human and environment sectors. This will be followed by sharing of experiences of delivering One Health projects in Kenya.

Conference photo competition

Here is your opportunity to share your best photographs of what One Health means to you showing that the health of animals, people and the environment are interconnected.

You are allowed to submit up to a maximum of 3 photos. Submissions must be in by midnight (East African Time) of 3 December 2021. Entries submitted after this date won't be considered.


Terms and conditions

  • A photographer may submit a maximum of 3 photos;
  • Photographers must be the sole author of the entries and hold all intellectual property rights to them;
  • To participate in the contest, photographers must be aged 18 years or older;
  • The photographers must have received permission in writing from the subject(s) in the photos agreeing to the terms and conditions of the "KOHC2021" photo contest;
  • Entries will only be accepted in digital format and must not be digitally enhanced or manipulated in any way;
  • Photos must be sent by 23:59 Midnight (East African Time) on 19 November  2021
  • When entering the photo contest, photographers agree to the terms and conditions.
  • The photo must be original and owned by the photographer. By submitting photos to the competition, the photographer agrees to a creative commons, attribution, non-commercial share-alike license (BY-NC-SA)
  • Competition organizers reserve the right to use photos submitted through the competition for KOHC materials. Photographers will be given proper credit when the organizers publish or use their pictures. Photographers do not have permission to use the photos they submitted for commercial purposes.
  • The KOHC expressly reserves the right to exclude photos if participants breach these Entry Rules and Conditions or in case of a corresponding cause or suspicion.

Frequently asked questions

When will the conference take place? Where is it located?

The 2021 Kenya One Health Conference will take place on 6-8th December online.

Who can attend the virtual conference?

Anyone who is interested in One Health and how this approach can contribute to the understanding and management of the shared threats at the human animal and environment interface.

What equipment do I need to attend?

You will need a computer, laptop, or tablet and a good internet connection.  We recommend 1.5 megabytes internet speed to view and present conference content and we recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox for a browser. On rare occasions, disruptions to your internet connection can result in sessions freezing or closing abruptly. If this occurs, simply rejoin the session.

How do I register for the conference?

Register for the conference by visiting the Kenya One Health Conference website. There, you can complete the online form.

What is the registration cost?

There are no registrations costs for this conference. Simply register and attend the conference.

When will registration open?

Registration open on Wednesday, September 15 2021 Participants may register online.

Am I eligible for a Kenya One Health bursary?

All selected speakers will be provided with a bursary to cover travel and subsistence for the period of the conference to attend in-person. Early career researchers (those registered for an undergraduate or graduate degree) and animal, human or environmental health practitioners in Kenya are also eligible to apply for a competitive bursary to cover data and per-diem to attend virtually. Applications  for bursaries can be made here and include a 500 word statement describing your motivation for attending the Kenyan One Health Conference 2021.

How do I submit my abstract/poster?

On the conference website, click on submit abstract and fill in the form

Who are the Keynote Speakers?

All speakers for each session can be found on the conference website

I am a presenter/speaker at the event, what should I do?

We will contact you directly regarding your participation in the program.

Is the conference schedule available?

Details will be posted on the conference website as they are confirmed. A full conference schedule, including conference sessions, will be available on our website in late September.

What happens if I miss one of the conference sessions?

The sessions will all be recorded and available on the website by the next day. 

How long will I have access to the conference website?

All participants will have full access to the conference website until 31 March 2022, which includes all presentation recordings, abstracts and posters, handouts, and other tools. We will provide all registrants with 30 day notice before the site is shut down.

My question is not listed here. Whom do I contact?

Please contact for assistance.