The Soulsby Foundation was established in 2016 by Lord Soulsby, his colleagues, family and friends, to honour his life’s work in public service, and his pioneering role as a champion of the concept of “One Health” internationally.
The main activity of the Foundation is to provide for Travelling Research Fellowships known as “Soulsby Fellowships”. The Trustees aim to award one or two Soulsby Fellowships annually through a competitive application process. Each Fellowship will be granted to an individual who has proposed an impactful project within the international field of “One Health”.
This year five Fellowships were awarded internationally, and the HORN project are very pleased to announce that two of them were awarded to our very own postdoctoral associates Dr Lisa Cavalerie and Dr Mark Nanyingi.
Using the fellowship to study the benefits and risks of livestock ownership to maternal health in women in Ethiopia, Lisa said ‘The aim of the study will be to develop sustainable livestock health management to improve both maternal and child health’.
Mark is investigating the presence of Rift Valley fever virus in people, livestock and mosquitoes in Kenya. He aims to develop a human-animal integrated surveillance system which will inform national policy and decision making in the event of outbreaks.
Once again we want to congratulate them both for this wonderful achievement and we wish them luck with their research.