One Health in Nepal

One Health Concept emphasizes on multidisciplinary approachto study disease dynamics interlinking wildlife, environment,livestock and human health with multiple disciplines workingtogether (locally, nationally and globally) to achieve optimalhealth for all.

The rapid speed at which zoonotic pathogens can potentiallyemerge and spread from animals to people could pose seriousthreat to public health and economy. Majority of these diseasesoriginated in “hot spot” areas such as Central Africa, andSouth and Southeast Asia where multiple and complex factorscontribute to zoonotic disease spillover into human populations.

To fulfill current knowledge gap in global health, CMDN iscurrently engaged in One Health based research activitiesthat are investigating emerging infectious/zoonotic diseasedynamics at rural and urban interfaces to achieve One Health’sultimate goal: One Health - Better World - Better Future.