Programme

One Health Hub Coordinators Forum

Day 0:   One-day liaison meeting for the Coordinators of the One Health Hubs from the Public Health and the Animal Health sectors in each country.

 

South Asian Regional One Health Symposium

Day 1:    Inauguration and Grand Opening by Ministers or their delegates.

Theme: One Health Strategy in South Asia – progress and prospects.

Plenary presentations by international speakers, and technical sessions on Rabies control in South Asia and the outcomes of Rabies CIPs.

Day 2:    Theme: One Health Disease Control Initiatives in South Asia.

Technical sessions including presentation of the outcomes from the collaborative investigation projects on leptospirosis, anthrax, brucellosis, CCHF and evaluation of the One Health approach; lessons learned for the future.

Day 3:    Theme: One Health in action – Simulation of a new infectious zoonotic disease outbreak; technical response sessions and field trip.

Day 4:    Senior decision/policy makers and representatives of international organisations and donor bodies join the Symposium.

Theme: One Health in action – Integration of technical, whole-of-government and transboundary response to the simulated disease outbreak; challenges and solutions. Plenary presentation on international cooperation to support One Health regional initiatives.

Day 5:    Summary sessions and resolutions for sustainability of the One Health approach in South Asia, followed by a closing ceremony and Gala Dinner with cultural programme.