Ludhiana, December 3
The School of Public Health and Zoonoses, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana has initiated a post-graduate Diploma program in ‘One Health’ from the ongoing academic year 2020-21.
‘One Health’ is the collaborative effort of multiple health science professions, working locally, nationally and globally to attain optimal health for people, domestic animals, wildlife, plants, and environment.
This post-graduate Diploma program is of one-year duration and has been designed in distance learning mode. A total of ten candidates with diverse professional backgrounds including veterinary officers, medical professionals, researchers and academicians from Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have enrolled for this diploma course.
Dr Rabinder Singh Aulakh, Director, School of Public Health and Zoonoses highlighted the importance of the ‘One-Health’ concept especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He interacted with the participants on the important issues of One Health and motivated them for being the proponents of One Health drive.
Dr. Jasbir Singh Bedi, Course Director, described that diploma program comprises eight study modules related to One Health, including applied research activities on various public health issues such as zoonoses, food safety, climate change, antibiotic resistance etc.
The course will help in the development of scientific attitude to understand cross-sectoral evidence-based solutions for health risks at the animal – human – environment interface. Further, this multidisciplinary program will open an array of opportunities for the participants in various public health sectors at national and international fronts.