General Article | Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology

Strategic Framework for One Health in India

B. Sunil

Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal August 2021 : 98 (8) - pages 13 to 15
(Received: , Accepted: )


The concept of One Health is recognised as an interconnection between humans, animals and their ecosystem. It addresses the emergence of diseases, their consequences that originate at animal-human-environment interface and highlights the preventive actions that needs be enforced in a cost effective way. The emergence of severe, transmissible infectious diseases in 21st century at global level,put forth the implementation of One Health preparedness in India in order to detect and alert the outbreaks of national and international concern. The One Health preparedness in India can be framed based on Individual preparedness, Population based preparedness and third party based preparedness and can be successfully implemented in a collaborative manner with well defined preparedness methodologies within coordinated frameworks.

Key Words: One Health, Zoonotic, Preparedness, Strategies.

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