Making links between zoonoses, food production and WASH

Welcome to the first WASH - One Health webinar: Making links between zoonoses, food production and WASH.

Please join us for the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) - One Health network inaugural webinar on “Making links between zoonoses, food production and WASH’’ scheduled for Thursday 17 March 2022 at 11:00-12:15 CET (Stockholm time).

The webinar will apply a One Health perspective to address overlooked links between zoonoses, food production and WASH by exploring two different approaches to addressing these interlinkages:

The first case focuses on urban infant foodscapes in Dagoretti Subcounty, Kenya. This case is part of a multi-country research study in Mozambique and Kenya supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Department for International Development that aims to identify food system-related risks for enteric infections and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in young children in low-income urban areas.

The second case focuses on the SELEVER project (first phase 2016-2021) in Burkina Faso which aims to enhance nutrition and rural economy through the expansion of household poultry production in three regions. Given the poor sanitation status in the communities, a WASH component has been included for a subset of the villages using the Community Lead Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach with an additional focus on reducing exposure to animal excreta.

The webinar will focus on the study designs, results and lessons learnt in the two project to date.


The webinar is scheduled for 1 hour and 15 minutes with the following programme:

  • 5 min: Welcome – Dr Kristina Osbjer, SLU (5 min)
  • 10 min: Introduction to the One Health WASH Network and today’s topic - Dr Sarah Dickin, SEI
  • 15+5 min: Presentation 1 and questions: Urban Infant Foodscapes - a mixed method approach
    for assessing food safety in children aged 6-24 months in Dagoretti Subcounty, Kenya,
    Dr Elizabeth (Annie) Cook, ILRI
  • 15+5 min: Presentation 2 and questions: A zoonoses sensitive WaSH approach as part of a
    poultry production/nutrition intervention in Burkina Faso - Mr Abdoulaye
    Pedehombga, AFRICSanté
  • 10 min: General questions and discussion – moderated by Dr Kristina Osbjer, SLU


After registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link for joining the webinar.

Dr Elizabeth (Annie) Cook is a Veterinary Epidemiologist. She is based at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi and holds an honorary Post-Doctoral Research Associate position in Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Liverpool.

Mr Abdoulaye Pedehombga is the field coordinator at AFRICSanté, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. AFRICSanté is a health promotion association focused on research, scientific expertise and training to contribute to health development in Burkina Faso and in the West African region. AFRICSanté together with IFPRI are responsible for impact evaluation of the SELEVER project.

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Time: 2022-03-17 11:00
City: Zoom