Functions and founding organisations of the Sri Lankan One Health Hub

The Sri Lanka One Health Hub serves as a networking and coordination centre connecting people, organisations and groups involved in One Health activities in Sri Lanka. 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 in Sri Lanka may apply to join.


Key organisations

Founding government organisations for the Sri Lanka One Health Hub are the Epidemiology Unit of Sri Lanka within the Department of Health Services in the Ministry of Health, and the Division of Animal Health in the Department of Animal Production & Health within the Ministry of Livestock & Rural Community Development.

Membership

Membership of the Sri Lanka One Health Hub may include people working in organisations within the government sector who are 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 Sri Lanka. People interested in One Health activities in Sri Lanka who are not members of the Hub may apply to be part of the wider One Health Network-South Asia.

Members of the Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka 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.