Purpose and founding organisations of the One Health Hub Pakistan

The One Health Hub Pakistan (OHHP) serves as a networking and coordination centre that helps to connect government-sector people with individuals in non-government organisations that are involved in One Health activities in Pakistan. The OHHP provides a framework to support collaboration between the public health and animal health sectors for projects by providing tools for networking, communication, and resource sharing. Professionals working in fields related to human, animal, wildlife health, and environment in Pakistan may apply to be part of the One Health Hub Pakistan or the regionally-based One Health Network-South Asia.


Key organisations

Foundation organisations for the One Health Hub Pakistan include the National Institute of Health and the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council.

Membership

Membership of the Hub may include representatives from national and provincial organisations within the government sector involved in surveillance and control activities for infectious diseases that affect both humans and animals.

Other national and international organisations including research institutes, non-governmental organisations, universities, and training institutes involved in One Health activities in Pakistan may apply to be part of the wider One Health Network-South Asia.

Members typically include medical and veterinary experts involved in research, public policy project management and implementation, and delivery of health service activities related to control of zoonotic and emerging diseases in Pakistan.

Regional collaboration

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