One Health Pilot Project

The Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (DAHD), in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has launched a pilot project in Uttarakhand to implement the One Health Framework by the One Health Support Unit.

Overview:

  • The objective of the One Health Support Unit is to develop a One Health roadmap based on the experience gained from the pilot project’s implementation.
  • An Inter-ministerial One Health committee has also been established that will help in the One Health Support Unit’s implementation.
  • A Project Steering Committee (PSC) has also been constituted. Based on this committee’s recommendations, the district and state level one health committees need to be constituted.
  • The Pilot project was launched by the Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Atul Chaturvedi.

Key activities that will be undertaken under the pilot project

Under this pilot project, activities like data collection on disease outbreaks, management, prevalence, and development of surveillance plans, laboratories network integration, development and implementation of communication strategies across various sectors and data integration of the National Digital Livestock Mission’s digital architecture will be undertaken.

Working of the pilot project

The “One Health India” program will be working with various stakeholders from across various sectors to improve human health, livestock health, environmental health, and wildlife health through the usage of finance and technology.

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