Dr. Smita S Pillaiis currently working as Veterinary Surgeon (Kannur District) in Animal Husbandry department. Her interest areas are on environmental hygiene and public health. The sight of accumulation of solid wate in human settlements is very common nowadays, and understanding the threat they pose to the health of man, animal and nature is very important. Dr. Smita S Pillai (Admission No.14-PGDOH-0030) chose her research topic for the PG diploma course in one health to be on “Effect of solid waste disposal system on man, animals and environment”. The study is to be conducted under the guidance of Dr. Vinod V.K with an aim to explore the ill effects of the unscientific methods of disposal of solid waste but also to design the One Health strategies to be adopted to address the issue effectively.