The Sri Lanka One Health Hub serves as a networking and coordination centre connecting people, organisations and groups involved in One Health activities in Sri Lanka. The Hub provides a coordination framework in which projects and cross-sectoral collaboration is supported with facilities for networking, communication and resource sharing. Professionals working in fields related to human, animal or wildlife health in Sri Lanka may apply to join.
In Sri Lanka, the national rabies control activities are carried out by the Ministry of Health, but the Department of Animal Production and Health (DAPH) has organized number of programs to celebrate World Rabies Day (WRD) 2014.
The University of Peradeniya is partnering with the University of California, Davis, USA to organise an international One Health conference being held at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka on 5th and 6th of September, 2014 entitled “One Health: a new paradigm for problem solving”.
The two-day conference program will be built around three major themes: (1) Health social science, (2) Environmental health and (3) One Health in education. Pre-conference workshops will also be organised.
The very successful Sri Lankan One Health Symposium for Zoonotic Disease Prevention was held at the Bandaranaike MemoriaI International Conference Hall, Colombo on 8th February, 2014.
The symposium was organized by the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, Department of Animal Production and Health of the Ministry of Livestock and Rural Community Development and Massey University, New Zealand.