One Health Governance in Kerala- Recommendations

The consultation meeting on “Development of One Health Governance in Kerala for the control of Public Health Threats” was conducted from 26-27th September 2018 in Kerala, India. The meet was organized by COHEART, KVASU with support from FAO of United Nations, New Delhi. The State Institute of Animal Disease (Animal husbandry Department) and Directorate of health Services partnered the consultation meet. The participants of the meet included government officials, academia, research scholars, NGOs and experts from human health, environment and animal health sectors of Kerala and India. A total of 60 invited delegates and facilitators participated in the meet. The meeting was organized to bring together stakeholders from human health, animal health, agriculture, environment and research institutes, to discuss the importance of a ‘One Health’ approach in containing emerging public health threats and developing recommendation for the state to establish a One Health governance and to agree on a potential secretariat of the network.

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