Collaborations and Governance

These platforms engage diverse stakeholders, including researchers, service providers, private sector entities, and civil society representatives. Read more


Education and Research

In our pursuit of Education and Research, we actively seek out educational and research institutions poised to deliver impactful One Health education. Read more

About us

infographicUnder the guidance of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in partnership with The French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) and ISAAA-AfriCenter (International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications), COHESA aims to build society-wide One Health capacity, able to develop and adapt solutions to the various emerging and on-going One Health threats. It is delivered by national partners who within each country tailor the COHESA activities to meet the local needs and priorities.

This project receives funding from the European Union Organization of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS) Research and Innovation Programme as part of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific-European Union (ACP-EU) initiative. Additionally, it receives co-funding support from ILRI, CIRAD, and The University of Pretoria. These collaborative efforts empower the One Health Observatory and reinforce the shared dedication to shaping a healthier, more sustainable future for Eastern and Southern Africa.

Where we work

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Our latest news

COHESA holds workshop to promote One Health in Uganda

Mainstreaming of One Health activities into Uganda’s government structures up to the community level was a key proposal at a national stakeholders’ meeting convened by the Capacitation One Health i

Breaking Down Silos: The One Health University Triad in Malawi

In Malawi, the One Health approach has long been challenged by the siloed nature of its implementation.

COHESA and the government of Malawi join forces to develop a comprehensive One Health strategy

In a groundbreaking collaboration, the EU OACPS-funded project Capacitating One Health in Eastern and Southern Africa (COHESA) and the government of Malawi have joined forces to develop a comprehen