Country’s first ‘One Health’ consortium launched by D/o Biotechnology, Post COVID 19

What is the News?

The Department of Biotechnology has launched a ‘One Health’ consortium in a virtual mode.

What is the purpose of the ‘One Health’ Consortium?

One Health Consortium has been launched to carry out surveillance of important viral, bacterial, & parasitic infections of zoonotic and transboundary pathogens in India.

The consortium will also look into the use of existing diagnostic tests and the development of additional methodologies to conduct surveillance and understand the spread of emerging diseases.

Organisations under ‘One Health’ Consortium

One Health Consortium comprises 27 organisations and is led by the DBT-National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad

What is One Health Approach?
Source: Wikipedia

One Health is an approach that recognises that the health of human beings is connected to the health of animals and the environment.

Hence, it aims to design and implement programmes, policies, legislation and research in a way in which multiple sectors communicate and work together to achieve better public health outcomes.

Source: This post is based on the articleCountry’s first ‘One Health’ consortium launched by D/o Biotechnology, Post COVID 19published in PIB on 16th October 2021.

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