Akebe is a true One Health leader. Akebe fell in love with environmental microbiology in school, curious about the environmental causes of human disease. Akebe holds a Masters in Microbiology and a DTech in Water Care. He is currently working on the molecular and environmental surveillance of AMR in South Africa. His work focuses on the interconnections between animal health, human health, and the environment. He is a vocal advocate for greater inclusion of environmental considerations in current One Health models.