Indian National One Health Symposium

A National One Health Symposium is being organised by the Public Health Foundation of India and Massey University, to be held on 26 November, 2013 in New Dehli. The symposium will review recent significant zoonotic disease events in India and discuss experiences, evaluations and a framework for collaboration with regard to zoonoses.

Discussion will also focus upon the existing efforts for One Health approaches in One Health in India and the outcomes of the One Health Regional Training Program in the context of One Health capacity building initiatives and activities to stimulate cross-sectoral collaboration and implementation of a One Health approach to zoonotic disease control.

Hubnet as an online network for collaboration and communication will be described and demonstrated with regards to how it can support the capacity building initiatives and a One Health approach in India.

Symposium details

City: New Dehli
Location: Royal Plaza Hotel
Date: 26th November

Draft Programme

Start time



Session 1: Chair: Dr JP Narain, CDC India + Prof. Ramanan Laxmi Narayan, Vice President, PHFI

0900 – 0945

One Health approaches: Genesis, implementation and best practices

Dr Ken Earhart, CDC (TBC)

0945 – 1030

One-health activities for building institutional capability across SAR through the World Bank/Massey University managed project (2010-2013)

Dr Eric Neumann, Massey

1030 – 1100

Morning tea


Session 2: Chair: Dr Gaya Prasad, ICAR / Dr Jagvir Singh, IDSP

1100 – 1140

Significant zoonotic disease in India: Recent events, Experiences, Lessons learnt & Framework for collaboration

Dr Veena Mittal, NCDC (TBC)

1140 – 1220

Significant zoonotic disease in India: Recent events, Experiences, Lessons learnt & Framework for collaboration


1220 – 1300

One-health capacity building in India: Experience sharing by select members of MVH/MPH community in India

MVH/MPH community in India (TBC)

1300 – 1400



Session 3: Chairs: Dr Ravindran, Director (EMR) & Dr Rajendra Bambal, DADF

1400 – 1430

Hubnet as an online network, communication and collaboration tool for the SAR One Health Network

Dr Eric Neumann, Massey

1430 – 1500

Progress towards implementation or adoption of an appropriate agency or organisational structure functioning as a ‘One Health Hub’ in India.

Dr Eric Neumann, Massey

1500 – 1530

Demonstration of Hubnet

Dr Eric Neumann, Massey

1530 – 1600

Panel discussion, Q&A. May be useful to appoint someone as a scribe.


1600 – 1605

Vote of Thanks and Dispersal


1615 – 1700

Drafting committee to meet and summarize issues and resolutions to bring forward to SAR Regional One Health Symposium. These may likely be informed from all three days of the joint meetings, not just from today.

Members: Dr P Ravindran, Dr Eric Neumann, Dr R Bambal, Dr HR Khanna, Dr Arvind Nath, Dr Shashi Khare, Dr Manish Kakkar