Salome Bukachi joins the One Health High Level Expert Panel

Recognising the complex and multidisciplinary issues raised by the interface of human, animal and ecosystem health (One Health) that require enhanced coordination and collaboration among sectors and agencies, One Health High Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP) is  a collaboration between the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 

Prof Salome Bukachi, Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Nairobi has been appointed as one of the 26 international experts to serve as members on the One Health High Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP). Prof Bukachi was an AfOx Visiting Fellow in 2019 and is a current AfOx ReDA awardee.

Prof Bukachi is a social anthropologist with an interest in livestock and zoonotic diseases, gender issues, nutrition anthropology and community engagement. During her AfOx Fellowship in 2019, she was affiliated with Oxford’s School of Geography, where she worked and published on gender and water security. Through the AfOx ReDA she is building on her collaborations with colleagues to explore food safety in households with young children in Nairobi’s informal settlements and the impact of food security on their nutritional and wider health status.

As a member of the Expert Panel, Prof Bukachi will provide evidence-based scientific and policy advice to the partners to address the challenges raised by One Health.

Find out more about OHHLEP here