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Research Article - Journal of Public Health Policy and Planning (2019) Volume 3, Issue 2

Hastening One health collaboration in Gujarat, India: A SWOT analysis

One Health is a coordinated, collaborative, multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral approach to address potential or existing risks that originate at the animal-human-ecosystems interface [1-3]. It is clear that One Health approach which will not be operative without effective collaboration and facilitating collaboration among various actors within a complex health system [4]. One Health Collaboration (OHC) is being initiated globally in diversed health system starting from inter-sectoral surveillance [5] to combined practice [6], to provide combined healthcare services [7]. However, it is important to have the gap analysis of each health system prior to developing such types of collaboration, which is the need of the hour where no such sustainable OHC is established yet [8]. India is one among the other country, where no such OHC is yet documented for its health system to tackle the burden of re-emerging infectious disease and anti-microbial resistance [9,10]. As there is no such sustainable OHC strategies available in the regional level, except for outbreaks in India [11,12]; therefore, understanding the strength and weakness of the health system of Gujarat, western most state of India is essential prior to developing a sustainable OHC. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to document the viewpoints from the key stakeholders from the interface of the human-animal-ecosystem, regarding the Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat (SWOT) for developing OHC in Gujarat, India.

Author(s): Sandul Yasobant, Krupali Patel, Deepak Saxena*

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