SAU Observes One Health day 2017

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SAU Observes One Health day 2017



World One Health Day-2017 was observed at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU) on Sunday, 05 November. The program was jointly organized by the One Health Bangladesh and Department of Medicine & Public Health in collaboration with USAID’s Preparedness & Response Project and Eco Health Alliance.

A rally marched on the campus with festive mood carrying banner. Then a seminar and discussion on One Health was held at seminar room of the Faculty of Agriculture. 
Prof. Dr. Kamal Uddin Ahamed, Vice-Chancellor of SAU was present as chief guest. Prof. Dr. Md. Sekender Ali, Pro-Vice Chancellor, SAU, Prof. Dr. Md. Anwarul Haque Beg, Treasurer, SAU, Prof. Dr. Meerjady Sabrina Flora, Director, IEDCR and Prof. Dr. A.B.M. Maqsoodul Alam, Principal, Shaheed Shuhrawardy Medical College were also present as the special guests.
The seminar was chaired by Prof. Dr. Md. Jahangir Alam, Dean, Faculty of Animal Science &Veterinary Medicine, SAU while it was conducted by Co-ordinator of Celebration of World One Health Day 2017, Dr. K. B. M. Saiful Islam, Chairman, Dept. of Medicine & Public Health. 

The key note paper was presented by Prof. Dr. Nitish Chandra Debnath, One Health  Coordinator, ECTAD, FAO, Bangladesh while posters on 30 different zoonotic diseases prepared by the final year students of FASVM, SAU were also presented in the seminar.

Speakers said that 75% of the emerging infectious diseases have originated from animals or animal products. One Health looks at the collective health of the humans, animals and their environment to help prevent the next major disease outbreak.

About 400 participants from many educational and research institutions including SAU, SHSMC, DLS, DGHS were present.

Post Date :  06 Nov, 2017

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