Health Care -One health and Public Health

One Health is defined by WHO as “an approach to designing and implementing programmes, policies, legislation and research in which multiple sectors communicate and work together to achieve better public health outcomes”. One Health consists of human health, animal health, and the environment. It is a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary strategy to promote research partnerships and knowledge exchange at various levels. It overlays diverse disciplines, such as human health, animal health, plant health, soil health, environmental health, and ecosystem health in order to enhance, safeguard, and defend the health of all species.

encouraged by the response and the success of the Bi-national Agri-Cluster, SICI launched the second thematic cluster on ‘One Health’ and the Series of Shastri Mapping and Matching Bi-National Interest Workshops on March 2, 2023. The launch was in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD). This SICI-led bi-national ‘One Health Cluster’ will strengthen the collaboration between Indian and Canadian researchers, academics, and major stakeholders i.e. central and federal governments; state and provincial governments along with agencies and institutions engaged in the domain of One Health. 

Around a hundred experts from various institutions and organizations from Canada and India participated physically and virtually to explore possible collaborations.​ Three to four virtual mapping and matching workshops will be conducted on varied verticals/thematic areas of 'One Health'. These topics include zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance, food safety and food security, vector-borne diseases, environmental contamination, and threats to people, animals.

These mapping and matching workshops will help to map interest and also to identify the aspects of complementarity from Indian and Canadian researchers who can provide on 'One Health issues. It will also help in reviewing and establishing the latest basic science and epidemiology of health and disease at the human-animal-environment interface with an emphasis on the science-policy interconnection and also in the social context of ‘One Health’ in India and Canada.

It’s an effort to cover key aspects of diseases, such as pathogen detection, disease prevention, and outbreak response. The cluster on “One Health’ will have following thematic cluster –

  • Zoonotic diseases
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Food safety and food security
  • Vector-borne diseases
  • Environmental contamination
  • health threats to people, animals, and the environment

Canada Chair: Dr. Baljit Singh, Chair Vice-President -Research, University of Saskatchewan

India Chair: TBA

Programmes and Activities for Binational One Health Cluster

Shastri Conferences Grant (One Health) (CLOSED) 
Deadline to apply:
November 20, 2023 | 11:59 pm (IST) 

Shastri Lecture Series Grant (One Health) (CLOSED)
Deadline to apply: November 20, 2023 | 11:59 pm (IST)

Shastri Mobility Programme for Curriculum Development  (CLOSED)  
Deadline to apply:
November 20, 2023 | 11:59 pm (IST)

Shastri Best Research Paper Award for Students  (CLOSED)
Deadline to apply: December 31, 2023 | 11:59 pm (IST)

Shastri Mapping and Matching Workshops(SMMIWs) (CLOSED)
 Deadline to apply: November 20, 2023 | 11:59 pm (IST)