India and WOAH Partner to Strengthen Pandemic Preparedness with a One Health Approach

On September 11th and 12th, 2023, the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India, along with the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) conducted a multi-sectoral workshop titled "Risk-based management of spill over events in wildlife in India" in Hyderabad.

Key Points

  • Key Objectives of the Workshop: The workshop focused on four primary objectives:
  • Enhancing stakeholder knowledge about wildlife-origin disease risk analysis.
  • Conducting a comprehensive gap analysis of India's risk assessment and management.
  • Simulating disease spillover scenarios.
  • Fostering communication and awareness among relevant stakeholders.
  • Importance of Cross-Sectoral Collaboration: The workshop's conclusion emphasized the significance of adopting a One Health approach and promoting cross-sectoral collaboration for effective pandemic preparedness.
  • Global Collaboration for Pandemic Mitigation: The joint efforts of WOAH and the Government of India in this workshop demonstrate their commitment to building a safer, healthier, and more sustainable world in a context where the health of wildlife, domestic animals, and humans is interlinked.