Jimma University, one of the member countries of One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) and where the country project office for Ethiopia is based, conducted debate on infectious disease prevention, detection and response on 18th June 2016 at Jimma Honey Land Hotel. The occasion was attended by invited guests and all members of One Health Student’s Club of Jimma University. The meeting began by an opening speech of Professor Kifle WMichael, the focal person of OHCEA Ethiopia.

28 October 2012 – Early on a Sunday morning, teaching faculty and deans representing departments of Zoology, Epidemiology, statistics, Health Services Management, behavioral science, environmental health, veterinary medicine, pathology, nursing, community based education, environmental science and technology, population and family health, Physiology, Microbiology, animal science, agriculture and medical science came together to implement One Health at Jimma University in South Western Ethiopia. 

One Health was launched in Ethiopia on 16 March 2013 at Harmony Hotel in the presence of Dr. Fikre Lemessa, Jimma University President, Dr. Kabagambe Geoffrey, OHCEA Secretariat manager and various delegates from local and international organizations. Opening speech was made by Dr. Fikre Lemessa in which he thoroughly addressed the essence of working together rather than disciplinary approach, One Health approach as an appropriate and timely way to address health related issues and then declared that OH Ethiopia launching event is officially opened.