Prominent Indian One Health Physician/Scientist Encourages Establishment of Unique Post Graduate Diploma in Zoonoses at Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS)
“I am a physician/scientist and a supporter of your “One Health” initiative. A few years back I had requested the faculty at Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (http://www.tanuvas.ac.in/) to start a Post Graduate Diploma in Zoonoses for veterinary as well as human health professionals.
After much persuasion, the PG Diploma was started in 2012 and Prof. L. Gunaseelan http://www.tanuvas.ac.in/faculty/gunaseelan_l.html of the Department of Veterinary Public Health TANUVAS was instrumental in creating the program.
I belong to the first group of graduates to receive this diploma, please find attached description of this program http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/PG%20Diploma%20Zoonoses.pdf.
I have always felt that my veterinary [medical] colleagues, world over, have had intricate knowledge of microbial diseases and transmission pathways. And I truly believe this program could serve as an example of collaboration between animal and human health professionals.”
Gifty Immanuel, MD, MPH & TM, PhD
Director, Center for AIDS & Antiviral Research
Tamilnadu, India, pin-628003
Dr. Immanuel is a longstanding One Health supporter/advocate and is included in the One Health Initiative Supporter list http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php.