Event

CMDN

Hotel Annapurna
Kathmandu, Nepal

Registration and Refreshment

CMDN

Hotel Annapurna
Kathmandu, Nepal

One Health approach to zoonotic disease pandemic preparedness is important because, six out of every 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals (CDC). Economic growth and rural-to-urban migration has led to expansion of urban infrastructure into agricultural / forest areas and wildlife habitats impacting wildlife ecology and human-animal contact. The potential disease transmission risk from giant fruit bats (Pteropus giganteus), a known reservoir for multiple zoonotic viruses, to people and urban animal populations in Kathmandu, is a great example of such a threat. To combat such threat, One Health encourages collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to achieve the best health for people, animals, and environment

CMDN

Hotel Annapurna
Kathmandu, Nepal

Pandemic Preparedness and Response covers many levels and areas of government and people with various specialties. It involves animal health, public health, patient care, laboratory diagnosis, communication expertise, and disaster management. Keeping current knowledge of the disease and outbreak control management is critical. Key stakeholders in public / private sectors at the national and regional level in identified roles and responsibilities can effectively facilitate communication and coordination during a pandemic event.

CMDN

Hotel Annapurna
Kathmandu, Nepal

Cross Sector Planning and Coordination is an integral part of pandemic preparedness and response. Inconsistent availability of data at national and regional levels and difficulties in timely recognition of disease may compromise containment of disease posing great threat to human and animal lives. Effective response to a pandemic requires strong intersectoral policies and programs. An expanded training strategy at national and inter-country levels, increasing the capabilities of professionals in sectors of zoonoses, the environment, emergencies, public health education, and risk communications are key to cross sector planning and coordination.

CMDN

Hotel Annapurna
Kathmandu, Nepal

Crisis and Emergency Risk Communications is the dynamic process of sharing and responding to information about a public health threat (CDC). Risk communications are done in rapid timeframes and without knowing everything about the crisis. The most challenging aspect of risk communication is that the tasks are executed under extreme time constraints and tend to be less than perfect. Thus, trained public health professionals and public information officers provide information that helps individuals, stakeholders, and entire communities make the best possible decisions for themselves and their loved ones.

CMDN

Hotel Annapurna
Kathmandu, Nepal

The PREDICT project is part of USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats program and is led by University of California Davis One Health Institute. The USAID funded PREDICT Nepal project was initiated in 2011. The goal of the project was to strengthen local capacity to characterize zoonotic disease risks and improve understanding of disease transmission, lay the groundwork for disease surveillance systems for wildlife, and assist in preparations for enhanced response to zoonotic disease outbreaks.

CMDN

CMDN

Day 2

  • March 14, 2017
  • 8.30 AM
  • CMDN Office, Thapathali Kathmandu
Evaluation and analysis of data are critical aspects of surveillance and outbreak investigations. This module will review essential steps in outbreak investigation and outbreak data analysis, during which we will work on an example of an outbreak investigation of a zoonotic pathogen. We also will work through practical exercises in summarizing and analyzing One Health surveillance data using EpiInfo and R statistical packages (for advanced users) for descriptive analysis, plotting, and mapping to aid spatial and temporal risk characterization.

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CMDN

Field visit at Jadibuti , Kathmandu Nepal- CMDN Team (Nepal)

CMDN

CMDN

Panel Discussion on One Health Research in practice- experiences from Bangladesh India and Nepal

Phone

+ (977) 4251590

+ (977) 4101501

4th Floor Swaraj Sadan,

Prasuti Griha Marg, Thapathali -11,

Kathmandu, Nepal

Venue

Hotel Annapurna

Kathmandu, Nepal