The Household Food and Nutrition Security Project team extends congratulations to Principal Investigator, Prof. T. Alafia Samuels on her recent appointment as a Lancet One Health Commissioner.
This initiative convened the inaugural meeting of the approximately 20 Commissioners from around the world who are experts in One Health related fields. Over a period of three years, the Commissioners will work in groups, culminating in an evidence-based Commission report and conference in 2021. The first meeting of the Commission took place in Oslo on the May 9-10 and brought together the world’s top researchers from the field of One Health – the recognition of the interaction between humans, animals and the environment as a prerequisite for understanding and managing global health threats.
The One Health Lancet Commission is hosted by the Centre for Global Health at University of Oslo (UiO). Its co-chairs are Dr. John Amuasi, Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, and Prof. Andrea Winkler, Centre for Global Health at UiO and Center for Global Health at the Technical University of Munich.
Prof. Samuels is the Director of the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre of CAIHR. Experienced and trained as a medically qualified Epidemiologist and public health practitioner, Dr. Samuels joined CAIHR in December 2015 as Director of CDRC in Barbados, and is now the Principal Investigator of the IDRC (International Development Research Centre, Canada) funded evaluation of the CARICOM Heads of Government 2007 NCD Summit Declaration and the current Improving Household Nutrition Security Project and Public Health in CARICOM project.