One Health Consortium
Part of: Prelims and GS II – Health
Context The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, supported a mega consortium on ‘One Health’ and launched the First ‘One Health’ project of DBT.
- This Consortium consists of 27 organisations led by DBT-National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad.
- It is one of the biggest one health programs launched by Govt of India in post-COVID times.
- This programme envisages carrying out surveillance of important bacterial, viral and parasitic infections of zoonotic as well as transboundary pathogens in India.
- Use of existing diagnostic tests and the development of additional methodologies when required are mandated for the surveillance and for understanding the spread of emerging diseases.