Functions and founding organisations of the Nepal One Health Hub

The Nepal One Health Hub serves as a networking and coordination centre connecting people and organisations  involved in One Health activities across Nepal. The Hub provides a coordination framework in which projects and cross-sectoral collaboration is supported with facilities for networking, communication and resource sharing. Professionals working in fields related to human, animal or wildlife health within Nepal may apply to join.


Key organisations

Founding government organisations for the Nepal One Health Hub are the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD), Department of Health Services (DHS) in the Ministry of Health and Population, and the Directorate of Animal Health within the Department of Livestock Services (DLS), Ministry of Agricultural Development.

Membership

Membership of the Nepal One Health Hub may include people working in national organisations within the government sector involved in surveillance and control of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases affecting humans and animals, and people in non-government organisations, research institutes, universities and training institutes involved in One Health activities in Nepal. People interested in One Health activities in Nepal who are not members of the Hub may apply to be part of the wider One Health Network-South Asia.

Members of the Nepal One Health Hub and the wider One Health Network-South Asia typically include medical and veterinary epidemiologists and other professionals involved in the research, policy and management or delivery of services associated with the control of zoonotic and emerging diseases.

Regional collaboration

The Nepal One Health Hub is connected to similar One Health Hubs throughout South Asia, as part of the regional One Health Network-South Asia, which supports One Health communication, collaboration, professional networking, projects and training activities across the South Asia region.