As a member of the Enhancing Research For Africa Network (ERFAN), Jembi Health Systems participated at Second ERFAN Regional meeting to discuss support for veterinary and “One Health” in the SADC Region through the development and strengthening of the scientific and research capacity in the region.
Cape Town, South Africa – November 2018 – Jembi was invited to participate at the Second ERFAN Regional Meeting entitled “Networking and Building Relationships to develop and strengthen the scientific and research capacity in the SADC Region” – hosted by the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria (UP), in partnership with IZSAM and the Italian Ministry of Health.
The meeting was aimed at linking the different actors and institutions supporting veterinary and One Health initiatives as well as developing a common strategy and framework of activities for the next 4 years in the SADC region. Participants to the meeting included representatives of National Central Veterinary Laboratories and some of Faculties of Veterinary Science from SADC countries, delegates from the regional offices of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the European Union (EU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as well as the Italian Governmemt and institutions supporting veterinary health initiatives in the region such as ISZAM. Final oucome was a common plan for the ERFAN project development and the anouncment of the OIE and Italian Governament to make available over 1 million Euro for the development of the network.
Jembi is involved in the ERFAN network as a foremost regional expert in information systems for monitoring and evaluation in the health sector, and has been working in partnership with ISZAM to support veterinary health systems in Mozambique with support from the broader ERFAN network community, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the Italian Government.