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One Health Consortium

  • IASbaba
  • October 15, 2021
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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.

Key takeaways 

  • 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.

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