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OBJECTIVES, ACTIVITIES AND ROAD MAP

OBJECTIVES OF COHEART

  1. Promote and propagate One Health concepts
  2. Strengthen inter-sectoral collaboration framework
  3. Conduct interdisciplinary research of priority zoonotic diseases
  4. Build regional and cross border collaboration
  5. Build capacities for practising One Health approach
PROPOSED ACTIVITIES AND ROAD MAP
Activities Timeframe (YR) Supporting partner
1 2 3
Objective 1: Promote and propagate One Health practices
Create national awareness within the veterinary and medical professions; the broad scientific community; government institutions; the political leadership; and the general public of the power of One Health to improve the health of people, animals and the environment x x x COHEART, WIMS, DMO, DAHO and other willing organization
Conducting national and international seminars/ conferences on One Health x -do-
Conducting joint educational, training and extension activities between human medicine, veterinary medicine and environment x -do-
Create a website and update activities x
Objective 2: Strengthen inter-sectoral collaboration framework
Conduct debriefing meeting with all partnering units in Kerala x COHEART, WIMS, DMO, DAHO& other willing organization
Establishing a One Health Working group in Kerala x -do-
Develop advocacy strategy and tools x -do-
Conduct advocacy meeting for the high level officials x Key sectors & Partners
Conduct policy review and harmonisation x Key sectors
Develop guidelines for inter-sectoral coordination x -do-
Develop a One health National Strategy and Plan of Action for the control of zoonotic diseases x Key stakeholders
Objective 3: Conduct interdisciplinary research of priority zoonotic diseases
Identify priority diseases x x COHEART, WIMS, DMO, DAHO & other willing organization
Map the available laboratory epidemio-surveillance tools x x -do-
Develop guidelines for reporting and communication x x -do-
Develop mechanism for data storage and exchange x -do-
Harmonise strategies for preventing and control of priority zoonotic diseases x x -do-
Establish a research agenda for One Health x x -do-
Objective 4: Build regional and cross border collaboration
Conduct regional and cross border meeting x x -do-
Share information with regional bodies (ICAR,UGC, SAU) x x -do-
Objective5: Build capacities for practising One Health approach
Conduct One Health curricula review x x -do-
Conduct pre and in-service training x -do-
Strengthen laboratory capacities (surveillance, training) x x -do-
Launch PG certificate program on One Health x -do-
Launch PG Diploma program on One Health x -do-
Launch MPH program on One Health x -do-
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