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One Health research and training and government support for One Health in South Asia

Joanna S McKenzie, Rojan Dahal, Manish Kakkar, Nitish Debnath, Mahmudur Rahman, Sithar Dorjee, Khalid Naeem, Tikiri Wijayathilaka, Barun Kumar Sharma, Nasir Maidanwal, et al. (2016) INFECTION ECOLOGY & EPIDEMIOLOGY. 6(1).
abstract
Introduction: Considerable advocacy, funding, training, and technical support have been provided to South Asian countries to strengthen One Health (OH) collaborative approaches for controlling diseases with global human pandemic potential since the early 2000s. It is essential that the OH approach continues to be strengthened given South Asia is a hot spot for emerging and endemic zoonotic diseases. The objectives of this article are to describe OH research and training and capacity building activities and the important developments in government support for OH in these countries to identify current achievements and gaps. Materials and methods: A landscape analysis of OH research, training, and government support in South Asia was generated by searching peer-reviewed and grey literature for OH research publications and reports, a questionnaire survey of people potentially engaged in OH research in South Asia and the authors’ professional networks. Results: Only a small proportion of zoonotic disease research conducted in South Asia can be described as truly OH, with a significant lack of OH policy-relevant research. A small number of multisectoral OH research and OH capacity building programmes were conducted in the region. The governments of Bangladesh and Bhutan have established operational OH strategies, with variable progress institutionalising OH in other countries. Identified gaps were a lack of useful scientific information and of a collaborative culture for formulating and implementing integrated zoonotic disease control policies and the need for ongoing support for transdisciplinary OH research and policy-relevant capacity building programmes. Discussion: Overall we found a very small number of truly OH research and capacity building programmes in South Asia. Even though significant progress has been made in institutionalising OH in some South Asian countries, further behavioural, attitudinal, and institutional changes are required to strengthen OH research and training and implementation of sustainably effective integrated zoonotic disease control policies.
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One Health, zoonoses, South Asia, research, training, policy
journal title
INFECTION ECOLOGY & EPIDEMIOLOGY
Infection Ecol. Epidemiol.
volume
6
issue
1
article number
33842
pages
19 pages
ISSN
2000-8686
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10.3402/iee.v6.33842
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English
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (CC-BY 4.0)
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8558282
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8558282
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  abstract     = {Introduction: Considerable advocacy, funding, training, and technical support have been provided to South Asian countries to strengthen One Health (OH) collaborative approaches for controlling diseases with global human pandemic potential since the early 2000s. It is essential that the OH approach continues to be strengthened given South Asia is a hot spot for emerging and endemic zoonotic diseases. The objectives of this article are to describe OH research and training and capacity building activities and the important developments in government support for OH in these countries to identify current achievements and gaps.
Materials and methods: A landscape analysis of OH research, training, and government support in South Asia was generated by searching peer-reviewed and grey literature for OH research publications and reports, a questionnaire survey of people potentially engaged in OH research in South Asia and the authors{\textquoteright} professional networks.
Results: Only a small proportion of zoonotic disease research conducted in South Asia can be described as truly OH, with a significant lack of OH policy-relevant research. A small number of multisectoral OH research and OH capacity building programmes were conducted in the region. The governments of Bangladesh and Bhutan have established operational OH strategies, with variable progress institutionalising OH in other countries. Identified gaps were a lack of useful scientific information and of a collaborative culture for formulating and implementing integrated zoonotic disease control policies and the need for ongoing support for transdisciplinary OH research and policy-relevant capacity building programmes.
Discussion: Overall we found a very small number of truly OH research and capacity building programmes in South Asia. Even though significant progress has been made in institutionalising OH in some South Asian countries, further behavioural, attitudinal, and institutional changes are required to strengthen OH research and training and implementation of sustainably effective integrated zoonotic disease control policies.},
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  author       = {McKenzie, Joanna S and Dahal, Rojan and Kakkar, Manish and Debnath, Nitish and Rahman, Mahmudur and Dorjee, Sithar and Naeem, Khalid and Wijayathilaka, Tikiri and Sharma, Barun Kumar and Maidanwal, Nasir and Halimi, Asmatullah and Kim, Eunmi and Chatterjee, Pranab and Devleesschauwer, Brecht},
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  keyword      = {One Health,zoonoses,South Asia,research,training,policy},
  language     = {eng},
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  title        = {One Health research and training and government support for One Health in South Asia},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/iee.v6.33842},
  volume       = {6},
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Chicago
McKenzie, Joanna S, Rojan Dahal, Manish Kakkar, Nitish Debnath, Mahmudur Rahman, Sithar Dorjee, Khalid Naeem, et al. 2016. “One Health Research and Training and Government Support for One Health in South Asia.” Infection Ecology & Epidemiology 6 (1).
APA
McKenzie, J. S., Dahal, R., Kakkar, M., Debnath, N., Rahman, M., Dorjee, S., Naeem, K., et al. (2016). One Health research and training and government support for One Health in South Asia. INFECTION ECOLOGY & EPIDEMIOLOGY, 6(1).
Vancouver
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McKenzie JS, Dahal R, Kakkar M, Debnath N, Rahman M, Dorjee S, et al. One Health research and training and government support for One Health in South Asia. INFECTION ECOLOGY & EPIDEMIOLOGY. 2016;6(1).
MLA
McKenzie, Joanna S, Rojan Dahal, Manish Kakkar, et al. “One Health Research and Training and Government Support for One Health in South Asia.” INFECTION ECOLOGY & EPIDEMIOLOGY 6.1 (2016): n. pag. Print.