One Health approaches to enhance early disease detection in western India

Cross-sector capacity building measures initiated by the OHSSIN project


As an initiative of the OHSSIN project, 03 state-level Co-Creation Prioritisation workshops were organised in the Western Indian states, i.e., Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra. A total of 156 policymakers from these states were part of this interactive workshop, which prioritized the top 10 risks for emerging and epidemic-prone diseases within the respective states. Based on the prioritised risks and aiming towards strengthening the capacity of the existing clinical and community health workforce for early detection of emerging threats and risks were conducted in the selected rural and urban areas of these states. About 600+ workers from different departments like the Health, Animal Husbandry, Forestry & Wildlife, Agriculture and NGOs were part of these capacity-building activities. The OHSSIN project provides training on the One Health concept, early detection of risks for emerging and epidemic-prone diseases, key One Health collaboration strategies and envisioning a resilient health system.

OHSSIN is one of three GLOHRA Partnerships for Research and Training in Health (PATH) Projects, supported with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).