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By Aurore Nishimwe, Cohort Seven FellowI was recently awarded the One Health fellowship which is an initiative of The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), The University of Rwanda (UR) and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University (USA).The One Health Collaborative (OHC) aims to “train the next generation of leaders through a One Health approach; utilizing systems thinking to equitably improve the health of humans, animals, and the environment using multidisciplinary training, evidence-based research, and implementation science.”The six-week fellowship from May 21 to June 29, 2018 included a one-week leadership and advocacy training, a four-week individually tailored placement at a US-based organization The Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA). The last week was set aside to attend the 5th International One Health Congress in Saskatoon, Canada.The fellowship was indeed a great opportunity as I gained implementation research skills,

By Lester Kapanda, Cohort Five FellowI was one of nearly 30, 000 participants who attended the International AIDS Conference of 2018 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands that ran from July 23 to 27, 2018. It is one of the largest conferences on global health issues and dates back to 1985 a time considered the peak of the AIDS epidemic. To date it continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science, advocacy, and human rights.At this year’s conference I presented, on behalf of my team in the College of Medicine at the University of Medicine, the research findings which focused on sexual practices among men who have sex with men being one the key affected populations in HIV prevention.The title of our presentation was Prevalence and correlates of group sex participation alongside other risky sexual practices among men who have sex