Global Health Programs

The Global Health Program (GHP) of CVM is engaged in promoting and enhancing international partnerships in global health through training, service-learning, research, and outreach programs in various areas pertaining to issues of global veterinary medicine and public health areas across the globe. It also fosters strategic partnerships to fulfill the internationalization mission of the College of Veterinary Medicine and the University as well. Some of the highlights include: The VPH-Biotech Global Consortium; The Cameroon cattle movement project; Veterinary Biosciences collaboration with Rakuno-Gakuen University, Japan; The Gray Hound Rehabilitation project and The Molecular Epidemiology of Foodborne pathogens in eastern Africa projects.

NIH Fogarty Training Research Program

The NIH FOGARTY Global Infectious Diseases (GID) program awarded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) – John E. Fogarty International Center supports the VPH-BIOTECH EASTERN AFRICA CONSORTIUM through a research training grant entitled “Molecular Epidemiology and Key Issues of Foodborne Pathogens in Eastern Africa”).

VPH-Biotech Global Consortium:

The Global Health Programs of OSU-CVM,  Asia-Pacific Centre for Veterinary Public Health (VPH-CAP), Academic institutes in Eastern Africa and Northeastern Brazil established a global consortium (“VPH-Biotech Global Consortium”) geared towards sustainable institutional capacity building of the partner institutes in the areas of zoonoses and food safety and security within the “One health” model.

OSU-UFPB Milk Quality Assessment

OSU College of Veterinary Medicine Global Health Programs (GHP) and the Federal University of Paraiba (FUPB) initiated a pilot research project entitled: “Microbiological Quality Assessment of Goat and Bovine Milk Produced in the Semi-arid Region of Brazil.” The main goal of this project is to determine and characterize globally important zoonotic pathogens such as Mycobacterium and Brucella species in goat and bovine milk, respectively.

Cameroon cattle movement/ FMD project

The Disease Ecology and Computer Modeling Laboratory (DECML) conducts international work to collect data and provide education and capacity building services.  Currently, our efforts are focused in the Far North Region of Cameroon in Central Africa where we work with a variety of partners including government (Ministry of Livestock Fisheries and Animal Industries, and National Veterinary Laboratory), academic (Higher Institute of the Sahel and University of Ngaoundere Veterinary School) and n

Greyhound Global outreach

The Greyhound Health and Wellness/Transfusion Medicine Service (GHW/TMS) encompasses two different clinical services:

  • Greyhound Health and Wellness Program (GHWP)
  • Transfusion Medicine and Animal Blood Bank (TMS/ABB)

Although each portion of GHWTMS functions somewhat autonomously during day-to-day activities, their functions are closely interrelated and have common goals.

VBS- Thailand elephant summer program

International Studies: Elephants and Exotic Animals Health and Behaviors in Thailand

This program is organized by Dr. Nong Inpanbutr (a native Thai) in collaboration with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai University (FVM CMU), in Thailand.  This program is offered as a two-credit hour elective course to OSU CVM students.

Service Learning Activities

Annually since 2007, students from OSU health science colleges, particularly Masters of Public Health/ Veterinary Public Health (MPH/ VPH), professional doctorate and interdisciplinary graduate program in global health from veterinary medicine, and the College of Public Health are traveling to Eastern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia), Asia pacific (Thailand) and Northeastern Brazil  for summer projects and conducted investigations on zoonotic infectious diseases including milk quality, methicillin resistant staphylococci, toxoplasmosis, salmonellosis, tuberculosis,

Molecular Epidemiology of infectious diseases Training Course

This course, as one component of skill-building activity, is being conducted regularly for Eastern Africa PhD students (Addis Ababa University) and Brazilian professionals and students. The course has been sponsored by various sources including Addis Ababa University, an international professorship award from the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) and the Global Gateways fund from OSU. List of training activities include: 

Rakuno-Gakuen University of Ebetsu, Japan

International Cooperation between The College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University and The School of Veterinary Medicine at Rakuno-Gakuen University of Ebetsu, Japan

A Quarter Century of Success

Rakuno-Gakuen University (RGU) is located in Ebetsu, Hokkaido, Japan. The 326 acre has three components: the University with its Graduate School, The Dairy Science Institute, and Towanomori San-ai High School.


AgroParisTech is a member of ParisTech , the Paris Institute of Technology, which is a consortium of 10 of the foremost French Graduate Institutes in Science and Engineering.

AgroParisTech is organized into 5 departments:

VPM Faculty Strengthens MPH-VPH Programs at the University of Gondar, Ethiopia

Four faculty members of VPM (Drs W. Gebreyes, A. Hoet, B. Molla and T. Wittum) traveled to Gondar (May 21-July 27, 2012) to deliver modular courses to MPH-VPH students and interested faculty at the University of Gondar. The modular courses delivered include “Food safety and foodborne diseases”, 3 credit hours; “Introduction to molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases”, 2 credit hours; “Epidemiology of zoonoses”, 3 credit hours  and “International trade and public health”, 2 credit hours.

CVM Global Health Programs Accepted three Brazilian Visiting Scholars under the Science without Borders (SWB) Program

CVM Global Health Programs accepted three Brazilian Visiting scholars supported through CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, of the Ministry for Science and Technology of Brazil) fellowship program - Science without Borders. The fellowship program covers full scholarship including tuition and other administrative fees.