Forging Long-term Partnerships In Eastern Ethiopia: Consultative Meeting on Research Projects in Somali, Dire Dawa & Harari Region

A consultation forum organized by the Armauer Hansen Research Institute, in collaboration with the Somali  Region Health Bureau together with heads, deputy heads and experts from regional health bureaus , Vice President of universities (Jigjiga, Haramaya, Diredawa & Kebri Dehar) as well as those contributing to the health research sector was successfully held on December 16, in Jigjiga city.

The consultative meeting aimed to bolster cooperation and coordination that will improve the Institute’s ongoing biomedical, clinical, biotechnology research and research training activities  pertinent to the region.
Furthermore, an interactive side meeting on specific projects of; One health, Malaria, Viral diseases, research training as well as the general research landscape of the region was conducted.
From the deliberations,  having synergetic partnerships was agreed upon in terms of health research, health innovations and research training with the Somali Regional Health Bureau, Harari  Regional Health Bureau and Dire Dawa city Administration, and universities ;Jigjiga, Haramaya, Diredawa & Kebri Dehar.
A visit was also made to Jigjiga University, including the Jigjiga One Health Initiative project site which is supported by AHRI, Jigjiga University and STIPH and other partners.

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