Are you a student or young professional currently engaged or interested in sectors around public health and sustainable development? Are you open to learning, interaction and career mentorship in One Health? Are you social media savvy and willing to utilize your platform for advocacy on correlated issues of One Heath? Then, you are welcome to apply for the One Health Advocacy and Mentorship (OHAM) Program!

The OHAM Program is one of the flagship projects of One Health and Development Initiative (OHDI) – a nonprofit organization that works to promote news, education, advocacy and solutions to interrelated issues of human, animal and ecosystem health through an integrated One Health approach. The 6-month OHAM program will provide virtual learning, career mentorship and advocacy opportunities for selected Fellows. They will learn technical ideals, principles, and values of One Health (with respect to the Nigerian context), integration of One Health into their respective careers, and will be mentored by high-level advanced professionals and sector leaders in the field to support their career development.

The goal of the program is to raise a cohort of Students and Young Professionals (SYPs) who will be career champions and advocates for One Health in their respective chosen careers. The program will provide the following benefits;

  • Provide a platform for cohesive learning and interaction on One Health ideals, career integration, and opportunities
  • Engage Fellows in social media advocacy on various themes of One Health
  • Establish and engage Fellows on a mentorship program with mid-career to advanced professionals working in and outside Nigeria in relevant fields of One Health.


  • Applicants may be undergraduate students in their 4th, 5th or 6th year of study (depending on their degree), may be master-level students, and/or young professionals currently studying or working in the related One Health sectors such as Human Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, Environmental Health, Wildlife Conservation and other relevant Biological Sciences.
  • Must be aged 18 to 35 years of age.
  • Must have worked for not more than 3 years post-graduation.
  • Must be social media savvy with considerable social media engagement on either of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Instagram.

Does this sound like something that you will love to ENGAGE in and which will BENEFIT your personal and career development, then send in your application by completing the OHAM Program Application Form. Application to the 2020 cohort of OHAM Fellows is currently open till March 6th, 2020. S

For the latest updates and information about the OHAM program as it progresses, follow us on our relevant social media platforms. Facebook: @onehealthdev; Twitter: @onehealthdev; Instagram: @onehealthdev

Also, visit the OHAM Program Page for detailed information about the program.



19 thoughts on “Apply for the 2020 One Health Advocacy and Mentorship (OHAM) Program”
  1. I am delighted to be part of this great project and initiative. My prayers are to actively participate in One Health activities to improve life.

  2. I am very interested to hear about your program and if you consider me in your team I hope to contribute to the entire Family

  3. This wonderful movement, it will health our Nation forward in health advocacy issues, I really need to part of this movement.

    1. This wonderful movement, it will help our nation forward in health advocacy issue,I really need to be part of this movement.

      1. OHAM, is an excellent initiative, that would help in Public Healthcare education and promoting awareness on the danger of Zoonotic diseases and strong need for Veterinary Doctors, Human Doctors, and all Medical personel to work together for One World One Health.

  4. This is an interesting program that will help courtail many health and environmental issues in the country.I am interested to contribute little knowledge and experience if given the chance.

  5. I apply for this program in order to acquire more knowledge and contribute my little impact on the society.

  6. This is quite interesting. I want to be a part of this great initiative, thank you.

  7. Am so excited to see such a beautiful initiative, I loved to be part of this as young veterinarian, with deepest interest in public health.

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