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.