COHEART Organized one-day interface meet on “Implementation of One Health Surveillance strategy for control of emerging public health threats” on March 20th 2018. The interface meet is organized in association with ISDS and is envisaged to provide a platform for interaction of health and allied health professionals on sensitizing the importance of One Health Surveillance initiatives. The interface meet created awareness for various stakeholders on how to face the emerging public health challenges by implementing One Health Surveillance program thereby integrating knowledge across disciplines, sectors and institutions. The health community by and large benefitted from this programme.
Dr. Martin Hitziger, University of Zurich, Veterinary Epidemiology Group, Network for the Evaluation of One Health, International Society for Disease Surveillance was one of the resource person. Dr. Vidya K. R, Deputy DMO (Health), Ernakulam, Dr. Arun Zacharia, Wild life veterinarian, Dr. Ajayan K. S, RCH Officer etc were the resource persons.
A questionnaire for the formative evaluation of One Health Surveillance initiatives in Kerala was distributed among stakeholders who acted for KFD control in Kerala and were analysed and results were presented by Dr. Martin Hitziger. Dr. Simon Ruegg also spoke with the BVSc studensts of the college later in the evening.