One Health Units for Humans, Environment, Animals and Livelihoods (HEAL)

The project applies a One Health approach to enhance the well-being and resilience to shocks of vulnerable communities in pastoralist and agro-pastoralist areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. These countries share similar climate, population dynamics, challenges, strong cross-border interactions and hold strong cultural and historical links.

The project brings together professionals in human and animal health and the environment to achieve better access to human and veterinary health services and sustainable natural resources management. To implement One Health, the project works with communities, public and private service providers and policymakers. 

Objectives

  • Engage pastoralists in defining sustainable, demand-driven and needs-based One Health Units
  • Implement context-specific and cost-effective service delivery models
  • Provide evidence to policymakers and investors on One Health units as solutions for service delivery for pastoralist communities