More About COHEART

“For harmony among Man, Animal and Nature”


OUR LOGO

The logo embodies COHEART’s motto of harmony among Man, Animal and Nature–with the epicenter of all new ideas and inspirations–“Heart” at its masthead and a catchy acronym “COHEART“ for a concept embedded in the philosophy of “co-existence”. It shows “C” depicting collaboration and “O with globe” depicting One Health as a global movement and the Heart formed by hands of Man and Animal embedded in leaf symbolizing strong relationship of Man and Animal with their environment. KVASU logo is depicted in the form of SUN whose importance goes beyond any obvious benefits being the creator of this centre.

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

 

OUR OBJECTIVES  

  • EDUCATION of a new cadre of health professionals about One Health - the linkages between animal, human and environmental health. We do this by offering 3 courses- PG Diploma in One Health, PG Certificate courses in One Health Surveillance and PG Certificate in Community Based Disaster Management. All the courses are suitable for health related professionals interested in integrating the knowledge and application of human medicine, veterinary medicine and public health. The exploration of interconnectedness helps us to realize various factors and conditions of healthy co-existence.
  • ADVOCACY for collaboration as an encouragement for professionals to work together in order to attain “Optimal health for people, animals and the environment". Advocacy is through our online technology oriented portals and most importantly through our YouTube channel named as Dr. Coheart where a virtual 2D character educates general public, farmers and professional on emerging health threats and control measures
  • RESEARCH to understand the health threats and disease processes that occur at the interface of human and animal activities and their effects on the environment. We conduct research to improve healthoutcomes of human and animal populations and their surrounding environment. The major research focusses on Animal Health Hazards, Antimicrobial Resistance, Human Animal Conflict, Environmental Health Hazards, Food Safety, Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases, Occupational Health Hazards, Public Health Hazards and Wildlife Research
  • TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING to improve our community’s preparedness and response to hazards affecting man, animal and the environment. As a part of capacity building activities, the Centre organizes series of awareness programmes, camps, interface meets, important day commemorations, seminars, workshop, student event etc. on cross-cutting topic areas.

 

OUR TARGETS 

  • Establish suitable facility for academic, research and training on One Health and develop liaison
  • Empower human resources to face the challenging needs of Health sector particularly zoonoses control
  • Develop One Health competency among various stake holders through dedicated courses & training
  • Develop, implement and sustain strategies for One Health practices by'thinking globally while acting locally'.

 

WHAT DO WE DO

COHEART’s activities use a One Health approach to better understand the links between human, animal, and environmental health. We concentrate on areas like growing antimicrobial resistance, rapidly spreading new zoonotic diseases, air pollution, climate changes, growing demand for safe food – these are only a few of many challenges that need to be urgently addressed. Our One health outreach program concentrates on COHEART Wheel of Education, Advocacy, Research and Training. Please join us for keeping the wheels roll.    

 
COHEART PROGRESS (2014-2019)

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1 INTERNATIONAL GRANTS 
(Invitation & Travel support)
  • Invitation (& travel grants) to enlighten about One Health India in countries of Nepal, Spain, Bangkok, United States, Italy
2 AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
  • Brought laurels to the University by winning 30 different awards / recognitions
3 CAPACITY BUILDING OF SCHOOL STUDENTS
  • Trained >5000 school students on Food Safety/ Hand Hygiene. Identified One Health Angels to take forward the OH Message
4 CAPACITY BUILDING OF FARMERS
  • Several farmers were benefitted through our farmer scientist interface meets, farmers seminar, animal husbandry videos etc
5 CAPACITY BUILDING OF SCIENTISTS/ PROFESSIONALS
  • Capacity building of Scientists, Veterinarians & health professionals on AMR, GIS, Food Safety, Zoonoses & others
6 PARTNERSHIP WITH  LINE DEPARTMENTS
  • Collaboration is the principle of One Health. We partnered with AHD, DHS, Depts of KVASU, NGO's, SAU's, Curofy & more
7 ESTABLISHED PLATFORM FOR ONE HEALTH IN KERALA
  • With support from FAO of United States and line departments we provided a platform for OH Governance in Kerala
8 INVOLVED IN ONE HEALTH NATIONAL MOVEMENT
  • Partnered with Cornel-Sathguru foundation for organizing first OH Summit in India. Participated in OH india Conference 2019
9 INVOLVED IN ONE HEALTH GLOBAL MOVEMENT
  • Involvemement in establishing South Asia One Health Surveillance Network under the leadership of FAO of UN etc.
10 FORE FRONT IN RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
  • Conducting cutting edge research on eight One Health areas- Zonnoses, AMR, animal/ public health hazard etc
11 FORE FRONT IN TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN ACTIVITIES
  • Made best use of technology for knowledge disseminations and understanding societal health problems in Man & Animals
12 FORE FRONT IN EDUCATION
  • Offered various courses and most importantly a pioneer course concentrating on One Health approach
13 FOREFRONT IN SOCIAL & EXTENSION ACTIVITIES
  • Organized various seminars, workshop, commemoration of days, awareness class, field work, camps (Free registration)

 

 

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