Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy (DAHD), the Government of India is piloting this project with the financial support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as an implementation partner
On 28th In June, Bangalore witnessed the launch of the “Coordination and Launch of One Pilot Health Program in Karnataka” Atula Chaturvedi, Secretary of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy of the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Industry of the Government of India. In addition, a plan to build capacity in English and Kannada and the One Health brochure has been launched in the Canadian language.
One-Health is a multi-sectoral approach that takes into account human, animal and environmental health, as well as the interconnectedness and interdependence of these three elements. The idea becomes especially important after the COVID pandemic for an integrated approach.
Addressing the launch of the pilot project, Chaturvedi said: “The One Health India program, initiated by the Department, will work to improve animal health, human health, wildlife health and the environment by institutionalizing coordination between animal, human and wildlife departments, improving diagnosis and disease surveillance, digitizing the mechanism of data collection and exchange, and expanding communication among community members about the need to pay attention to zoonotic diseases and the introduction of One Health. This pilot project will help to establish coordination between different sectors, thus making possible the exchange of data and the outbreak reporting procedure. This will facilitate, strengthen and network the labs. The project aims to support the development of a targeted surveillance plan and the integration of data with the digital architecture of the National Digital Livestock Mission (NDLM). The pilot in Karnataka will be the basis for the development of a Common Health Framework for India. ”
Dr Provin Malik, Commissioner for Animal Husbandry, Government of India, said: “With the launch of the One Health Framework pilot program in Karnataka, we look forward to integrating human health, the environment and animals. The six activities planned for the pilot will lead to better coordination between different relevant sectors and capacity building of different teams. With the support of government agencies and all stakeholders, we hope for the successful implementation of the pilot program. “
Salma K. Fahim, Secretary of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, said: “We are proud that the One Health pilot project is being implemented in Karnataka. This pilot will help us in many ways to improve the facilities and infrastructure in our state. “
Vijaykumar Gogi, Chief Chief Conservator of Forestry (WL), Department of Forests, Ecology, Environment of the Karnataka State Government and Dr. Manjunat S. Palegar, Director of Animal Health of the Karnataka State Government, said they were pleased to introduce a “Single Health” framework in the state. . they indicated the department’s commitment to support the initiative. In addition, they look forward to integrating animal health with human health and the environment.
On this occasion, Alkesh Vadhvani, Director of the Anti-Poverty Bill and the Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) expressed satisfaction with the start of this pilot project and expressed his support to the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy in implementing the National Single Health Framework for India.
The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy (DAHD), the Government of India is piloting this project with financial support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as an implementation partner.
The “Single Health” initiative of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Industry of the Government of India aims to ensure effective interdepartmental coordination between different government departments at the national level, an institutionalization mechanism has been established through the Senior Interministerial Management Committee chaired by the Chief Scientific Adviser. The Project Steering Committee (PSC), established under the chairmanship of the DAHD Secretary, works to institutionalize the interaction between the human, animal and wildlife departments at the center to ensure collaborative and collective decision-making, monitor progress and guide the deployment team. . A similar governance structure for states is also emphasized through the establishment of the State Level One Health Committee (SLOHC).