Call to Action
The Rotary Clubs of Edmonton Riverview (Canada), Kampala - Munyonyo (Uganda), the Rotary Action Group for Endangered Species (Rotary International) and the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Society of Canada are asking for your support in donating to the One Health Rotary Global Grant Scholarship.
The entire world is fighting against the novel coronavirus (SARS-Cov2) pandemic that causes Covid-19 diseases in humans. It is more vital than ever that we become concerned about the One Health relationship between humans, animals and the environment.
Your donation will increase the number of frontline wildlife healthcare professionals to help secure the future of the health of the planet.
Wildlife veterinary skills and community based resource management are integrated and used as a tool to advise authorities on measures to ensure the safety and health of professionals and people during this period of Covid-19 pandemic.
RAGES and MGCSC are providing One Health Scholarships in “Wildlife Health and Management” at the Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. The scholarship recipients begin their studies in September 2020.
Like the canary in the coal mine, much work goes on in monitoring the health of wildlife as the indicator and tracking of developing diseases that affect humanity. Coronavirus, Tuberculosis, Ebola, etc. are all monitored by specialized doctors in veterinary medicine. The One Health Scholarship trains these specialists which are critical to the preservation of vulnerable, threatened, and endangered species.
Scholarship Candidates are Doctors in Veterinary Medicine and have extensive experience in monitoring infectious disease. The One Health Scholarship program will train and qualify them as experts and leaders working at the frontlines to pre-empt such outbreaks like Ebola, Coronavirus and many other infectious diseases.
Each scholarship is an investment in the future and the preservation of endangered species provides sustainable benefits to the local community and economic development long into the future.
The cost to train each One Health specialist receiving a Masters degree in Wildlife Health and Management is $39,000 USD.
The need is real. The need is now. The benefit is for all.