MESSAGE FROM VICE CHANCELLOR
Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University
âCentre for One Health Education, Advocacy, Research and Training (COHEART) is a unique initiative of Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University to instigate transformational changes for Sustainable health and wellbeing of humans, animals and the surrounding environment through One Health Research, Training and Education
WHAT IS COHEART
COHEART is the acronym used for Centre for One Health Education, Advocacy, Research and Training, which is an autonomous centre working under the aegis of Directorate of Entrepreneurship of Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India. COHEART envisions to be a Global centre for Excellence in One Health Education, Advocacy, Research and Training. The centre supports in achieving sustainable health of Man, Animal and its surrounding environment through leadership, partnership, research and training in One Health. WHO, OIE, FAO and the UN organizations have in various ways highlighted the alarming threats that could affect health of humans and animals. These organizations have strongly endorsed the concept of One Health and has validated the concept as an integrated and collaborative approach for preventing, detecting, containing, eliminating, and responding to animal and public health risks. With the establishment of COHEART, the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University wants to communicate the world that the health of the humans, animals and the environment is inextricably linked, and that promoting the well-being of all species can only be achieved through a multidisciplinary approach at the human-animal-ecosystems interface. COHEART is a pioneer One Health oriented institute in India that focusses on sustained health of the community taking into consideration the importance of animal health which in a simple manner means, we do not simply exist, but co-exist. COHEART aims to generate scientific knowledge on understanding One Health concept by its education, advocacy, research and training efforts that will ultimately lead to healthy animal, healthy human and healthy environment.
TO BE A GLOBAL CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE IN ONE HEALTH EDUCATION, ADVOCACY, RESEARCH AND TRAINING
TO SUPPORT IN ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE HEALTH OF MAN, ANIMAL AND ITS SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT THROUGH LEADERSHIP, PARTNERSHIP, RESEARCH AND TRAINING IN ONE HEALTH DOMAINS