Bangladesh being a hotspot of emerging and reemerging diseases due to its dense population, intensified growing agricultural practices, over-exploitation of limited natural resources driven to work for one health to solve a complex challenge of emerging diseases at human, animal and environmental interfaces. One Health Bangladesh is a collaborative approach of interested multidisciplinary professionals working together to reshape the institutional structure and combating the challenges of EIDâ€™s.
Key Strategic approaches:
- Communication, Advocacy, Networking & leadership
- Need Assessment & Capacity Development
- Research Collaboration
- Education & Training
- Collaborative Practices
Mission and Vision:
The consequences of emerging, reemerging and high impact infectious diseases are minimized through institutionalizing the One Health Approach, so contributing to food security, food safety and a healthy population in thriving ecosystems.
- Promote the idea of â€˜one health one worldâ€™ in the society including policy-makers, academics, professionals, civil society, media etc.
- Establish a multidisciplinary collaborative approach to confronting health problems.
- Link specialist of the different group to harness better coordination and interaction to achieve better health for human, plant, animal and soil.
- Prioritize action and research agenda for immediate, mid-term and long-term action
- Liaison with the government and other organization to reflect the idea of one world one health
- Inform people about the importance of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases and other pertinent health issues.
- Inform people about options for health issue mitigation at personal, community and society level
- Promote people awareness for conservation of nature and animal welfare to protect health
Structure and Constitution :
One Health Bangladesh is an open platform for diverse professionals including but not limited to physicians, veterinarian, wildlife biologist, environmental scientist, social scientist and all those who have passion to work in multidisciplinary environment to protect health and welfare of all species. You are welcome to join the innovative community of One health Bangladesh.Â Click HereÂ to read the constitution of One Health Bangladesh.
Key partners involvement :
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Directorate General of Health Services, Department of Livestock Services, Forest Department, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO-Bangladesh), World Health Organization, Center for Disease Control (CDC), International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research (icddrb), Eco Health Alliance, Massey University, New Zealand, Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA), Relief International, Bangladesh.