Stephen Leshan Koyie is a senior Veterinary officer working for Narok County Government, a graduate fellow at ILRI and a Resident at the Field epidemiology and Laboratory training program. He is also a field officer passionate about One health and an advocate of animal welfare with a particular interest in championing for good animal husbandry and animal health for good human and environmental health.
Stephen’s research interest centers around one health and Infectious disease Surveillance and Outbreak response especially on zoonotic and emerging diseases. Currently he is part of the rapid response team for COVID-19 at the National level in Kenya.
Stephen graduated from University of Nairobi in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in veterinary Medicine some of the core Units Included were Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Public Health, Veterinary Pathology, Medicine, Surgery and Pharmacology. He is currently undertaking a Master of Science in Field and Laboratory Training at Moi University under the FELTP-Kenya Program. Stephen has also done other short courses as follows: Rapid risk assessment methods and approaches, Infectious disease Surveillance and Outbreak response, Certificate in basic field epidemiology and Laboratory training. I have worked in Narok County Government. Deputy Director of Veterinary Service, County disease surveillance officer, and a Sub-County Veterinary officer. I have also worked in Strathmore university as a research assistant.