Functions and founding organisations of the One Health Hub Bangladesh

The One Health Hub Bangladesh serves as a networking and coordination hub connecting people, organisations and groups involved in One Health activities in Bangladesh. The Hub together with the South Asia One Health Network provides a communication and coordination framework in which projects and cross-sectoral collaboration is supported with facilities for networking, communication and resource sharing.


Key organisations

Founding government organisations for the One Health Hub Bangladesh are the Institute of Epidemiology and Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) wiithin the Directorate General of Health Services in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the Epidemiology Unit in the Department of Livestock Services within the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries.


Membership

Membership of the Bangladesh One Health Hub may include people working in national 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 Bangladesh. People interested in One Health activities in Bangladesh who are not members of the Hub may apply to be part of the wider One Health Network-South Asia.

Members of the Bangladesh 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 Bangladesh 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.