COHEART participated in the Workshop on "One Health Regional collaboration in South Asia” at Kathmandu, Nepal

COHEART participated in the workshop to strengthen One Health regional collaboration in South Asia that was  co-organized by Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance, EcoHealth Alliance, the International Society for Infectious Disease, the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases, and the Skoll Global threats Fund. The workshop was organized from May 29 to 30, 2014 and is aimed to bring together local human, animal and environmental health scientists, researchers and policy makers to discuss the establishment of a sustainable One Health surveillance network for emerging infectious diseases in South Asia. Dr. Prejit, Officer- In- Charge of COHEART participated. The workshop stressed on the need for strengthening “One Health” approach to the management of emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases in South Asia and emphasized the crucial importance of adopting an integrated strategy for these diseases, incorporating human health, domestic animal health, environmental health  and wildlife health. Around 50 participants from different countries of the South Asia region participated in the workshop.

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