Bengaluru: One Health City Program (November 2020- Present)
The One Health approach integrates health for the environment, biodiversity, livestock and humans. This program seeks to build a network of practitioners and scientists who will evaluate the value of shared environment, biodiversity and livestock monitoring for pathogens in the changing milieu of a large and active Indian city. This network will engage with and inform policy makers, city planners and the health authorities. These efforts will promote transparent engagement with stakeholders that will allow and encourage citizen participation, innovation and entrepreneurship to facilitate local solutions and sustainability. The stakeholders working on this program include eminent scientists, non-profit organisations and government officials, including the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India.