T3 COHESA One Health Malawi Content V2 Annex 6 19.06.2023 Delia Grace

T3 COHESA One Health Malawi Content V2 Annex 6
Delia Grace

One Health Content Note (Draft)

Table of Contents

On-Line One Health Training Notes

There are three main sources for on-line One Health content:

  1. Commercial platforms often charging a modest fee for a certificate – good for soft skills (management, communication etc), moderate for pre-requisites (virology, statistics etc), weak for southern OH.
  2. Organisations often providing for free, sometimes a certificate – good for One Health, not adapted COHESA needs.
  3. Universities often providing distance or blended Masters – strong on OH especially zoonoses, weaker on food systems and environment.

Commercial Platforms


  • certificate, mastertrack certificate, degree fee, manyuniversities, free classes, institutional. Specializations US$39-79 per month. CourseraPlus most specializations $399 pa. JH


  • certificate, some health. Short courses (2-4 weeks pay for cert) $280
  • unlimited short course with cert for one year
  • ExpertTracks 2-6 months $39 per month
  • Microcredentials $1,000


  • soft skills, many courses, some health, certificate $26.99 pm.


  • 40,000 courses, creative & life skills, $168 a year


  • some research, certificate, can become training assistant


  • entertaining, famous teachers, no free classes, more forrecreational purposes $15 pm


  • nanodegrees, computing, some stats


  • degrees, education, business


Modalities of commercial platform content provision

  • Individual courses: There are 1-off classes about a certain topic. The time to complete one will vary depending on the course, but it can take from 2 or 3 weeks to a couple of months. These are the nuclear basis of every other type of course.
  • Course bundles: Several online learning platforms will offer a collection of courses about a certain topic. They will give you a deep understanding of a field (e.g. data analyst, Python development, etc.). They are called Specializations, Nanodegrees or Learning Paths by the different platforms.
  • Bachelor’s Degrees: It’s also possible to earn a traditional bachelor’s degree (at edX or Coursera). As these platforms partner with universities, you’ll receive an official university diploma. Be aware that this won’t be cheap, these start at $15,000 per program.
  • Master’s Degrees: Similarly, to bachelor’s degrees, it’s also possible to study for a master’s degree at edX and Coursera.
  • Multi-platform Bundles: and match from curated courses to obtain a UP/UoG validated OH certificate


World Health Organisation

World Organisation for Animal Health (founded as OIE)





One Health Commission

World Bank

Open University – free courses, cert of participation




Resilience Hub Southern Africa, Stellenbosch

Centre for Science and Environment, Delhi

Projects – high cost, low sustainability, variable quality, tailored


Resources required for developing on-line learning

One hour of distance learning materials 90-240 hours on average (Kapp & Defilice).

Chapman Alliance (2010) an hour of eLearning costs ~$10,000 to produce

Linkedin (2020) – ADDIE model for one hour video learning

  • Analysis (audience, competition, marketing) – 35 hours, $2,000
  • Design (lecture, ID, graphics) – 160 hours - $2,800
  • Developing (write, shoot, edit) -120 hours -$4,800
  • Implement (upload, monitor, manage) – 100 hours - $3,000
  • Evaluate
  • Overall $8,000 to $36,000
  • 150 hours, 22,000 USD
  • Upwork reduces costs
  • www.onlinestudies.com

International experts:

ILRI experience

  • Time for preparing 5 day course: 10 days: = $5,000
  • Time, accommodation, per diem to deliver 5 day course: = $3,000 + $5,000
  • 20 participants accommodation per diem= $4,000
  • Materials, practical’s, travel, miscellaneous, admin, coms= $3,000
  • Total=$20,000

CIRAD experience

  • With EboSursy project we have organized two « OH »  trainings with 30 participants (Africa) and three modules in parallel (disease ecology, Molecular biology Epidemiology), international teachers/experts (OIE, IRD, Cirad, IP, local experts) -> budget well above 20 000/course

University experts

Credits to qualifications

  • Scottish – 10 hours is 1 credit; one short course, 3 months, 15 credits; PgCert – 60 credits (4 courses); PgDip – 120 credits; MSc 180 credits including 60 for project – part time can work 15-30 per term, full time 45 credits per term
  • UoG GBP 1,500 per 30 credits


MOOCs are primarily a complementary asset for learners already within existing systems (Reich & Ruipérez-Valiente 2019)

Micro-credentials are an emerging area. Since 2016, micro-credentials have expanded to encompass many types of short courses such as:

  • Short courses on-site or online (often called MOOCs) or both,
  • Boot camps – short intensive learning experiences, often associated with information technology or entrepreneurship opportunities,
  • Digital badges earned for achievement or participation in short learning events, and
  • Licences and certifications.

Listing of OH Capacitating Training (Draft)


  • Consortium: ILRI, CIRAD, ISAAA
  • Countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana
  • Deep dive countries: Kenya, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
  • Expert role: Pretoria

One Health Future Workforce trainings relevant to Africa

Desk Study OH Future Workforce- presented OHRECA/COHESA meeting Friday 6th May 2022

African University OH specific

  • 7 MSc courses: UZ, SUA, UGHE, UNC
  • Many relevant to OH- wildlife, epidemiology, global health, public health

HIC countries university training

  • 8 EU, 16 America
  • 10 Most mentioned: 6 Copenhagen, FUB, OIE, STPH, RVC, LSHTM

Academia & NGO & IGO

  • Dozens – many with material and basic courses (FutureLearn)


  • Dozens: Platforms, Task forces, clubs

Projects & Initiatives


Schools/vocational/associations/clinics etc

  • Not well assessed

Issues/challenges with the thousands of OH capacitating initiatives

  • Lots going on – buzzing, blooming, confusion
  • Few syntheses, directories (OHRECA, GIZ, some publications)
  • Little information on impacts, sustainability, scale, appropriateness

Relevant papers:

  • AFROHUN modules (https://afrohun.org/course/onehealthmodules/)
  • HORN modules – attached slides provide an outline of training materials available through HORN. Masterclass materials are also available here: https://onehealthhorn-masterclass.net/login/index.php. Some of this will be relevant to the short course preparation.
  • HORN survey – attached questionnaire was distributed as part of HORN. Findings are being written up at the moment and may include information relevant for COHESA, in particular for Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda.

Africa MSc in OH


Addis Ababa and MUST

The Norhed 2 program (One Health | UiT), and the aim is basically to set up OH masters and PhD-programs in Ethiopia and Malawi (University of Addis Ababa and Malawi University of Science and Technology).

Pillar 1 – One Health Curriculum development

  • The curriculum will be designed around key One Health framework and implement in AAU and MUST

Pillar 2 – Capacity building for the staffs and students of AAU and MUST

  • One Health Master's program (40 students - home-based and south-south mobility).
  • One Health PhD program (7 students - home-based and south-north mobility).
  • Postdoc (3 - home-based and south-north mobility).
  • Sheard term training for laboratory technicians
  • Short term project management training.
  • Short term financial and administrative capacity training.

Pillar 3 – Implementation One Health research in Addis Ababa and Blantyre

Pretoria University


Global North OH Training


10 Eu institutions with most mentions OH in publications 2016


Subsequently: University of Glasgow; University of Thessaly 



The Center for International Health (CIH-LMU) is located at the hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU), Germany and is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The goal of the OH-TARGET (One Health Training And Research Global NETwork) project is to improve health conditions worldwide by understanding the structural health problems caused by the living environment and by developing context-specific solutions in a holistic and participatory approach to development cooperation. The OH-TARGET project works with veterinarians, social scientists and geoscientists, both from the LMU and from partner universities in nine countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Its many initiatives include:


Blended Course : 

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North America – Undergraduate and Masters and PhD

  • Berry College
  • Duke
  • Ohio State University
  • TAMU
  • U Alaska Fairbanks
  • U Arizona
  • U Calgary
  • U C Davis
  • U Florida
  • U Guelph
  • U Saskatoon
  • U Washington
  • Westminster College, Missouri

Certificate in OH

  • Ross university
  • University of Arizona
  • Auburn University School of Forestry

Summer/ short courses

  • U Calgary
  • U Copenhagen
  • U Basle

On-line courses OH

  • Boston University – Free on-line course- one hour
  • JITO OH: Forty-four experts from 22 institutions of the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia developed content for collaborative online international learning principles and is addressed to graduate students of universities from Brazil, Germany, Mozambique, and Kosovo.
  • ECDC

Many others offer minors or courses in One Health

Academic courses in N America 2016 based on OH but not explicitly using OH in the title doi.org/10.3402/iee.v6.33680

OH Courses for Other Stakeholders

Children’s courses in OH

BVA School Ambassador

Institutions Involved in OH


Academic courses in N America 2016 based on OH (not explicitly using OH in the title)


Academic Organizations Working for One Health

Non-Profit &/or Coalition Organizations working for One Health

Post-Graduate Training in One Health - Update







Addis Ababa University 

Jimma University 

Jigijiga University 

  • ?

Bule Hora University 

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