Kerala Veterinary and Animal Science University

“Centre for One Health Education, Advocacy, Research and Training (COHEART)" is a new initiative of Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University to propagate One Health programmes in India and most importantly to meet the global public health challenges of the 21st century.


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 was launched in the year 2014 as per the decisions of the 10th Academic Council and 26th Board of Management of KVASU. COHEART functions to develop a tradition of One Health that focusses on 5 C’s namely, Consensus, Collaboration, Cooperation, Coordination and Commitment among sectors and professionals. COHEART envisions to be a Global centre for Excellence in One Health Education, Advocacy, Research and Training.   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 deliver the message 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. COHEART is a pioneer One Health oriented institute in India that focusses on sustainable health of the community. COHEART intends to generate and share scientific knowledge on the understanding and application of One Health concept by Education, Advocacy, Research and Training.

Our Vision

To be a Global Centre for Excellence in One Health Education, Advocacy, Research and Training

Our Mission

To support in achieving sustainable health of man, animal and its surrounding environment through leadership, partnership, research and training in One Health domains 


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