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WesternU Faculty and Students on a Visit to Kenya: A One Health Rotation for Veterinary and Medical Students!

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2015 Kenya Collaboration

November 2015: From L to R, 1st row: Tamerin Scott (Alumni, DVM 2009), Tracy Young (DVM 2015), Eberhard Zeyhle (MUST, Kenya), Malika Kachani (WesternU). 2nd row: Gael Lamielle (Alumni, DVM 2009), Kenyan PhD student, Kenyan Public Health officer, Dorothy Kagendo (MUST, Kenya), Stephanie Jolitz (DVM 2015), Jennifer Siess (DVM 2015).

Two faculty members from Western University of Health science are going on an official visit to Kenya on April 1st – 16th 2017. Dr. Malika Kachani, DVM, PhD, Professor of Parasitology and Global Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Maryam Othman, Director, Global and Community Health Center, Assistant Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. The purpose of this visit is to discuss collaboration opportunities between our institution and Kenyan universities and hospitals and supervise Western University’s medical and veterinary students on the One Health and Rural Health Rotations. The students will be working with Kenyan medical and veterinary health professionals in various health institutions and in the communities on health issues that are common to humans and animals. The students who will be participating in this year’s One Health rotation are Kaitlin Burgos, La’Toya Lane and Amy Barkhurst.

 

 

 

Kenya Collaboration

Tracy Young found the first hydatid cyst that day under Eberhard Zeyhle’s supervision.