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 ( 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 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

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.”

Provided by:

Gifty Immanuel, MD, MPH & TM, PhD

Director, Center for AIDS & Antiviral Research

Tooveypuram, Tuticorin

Tamilnadu, India, pin-628003

Phone +91-9008067000


Dr. Immanuel is a longstanding One Health supporter/advocate and is included in the One Health Initiative Supporter list