CVAS Jhang organizes Int’l One Health Conference

LAHORE, Nov 25 (APP):The College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (CVAS) Jhang, a sub campus of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore, in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC), Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) and Punjab Agriculture Research Board (PARB) organized a 2-day International One Health Conference at CVAS.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad presided over the concluding ceremony of the conference while Chief Executive PARB Dr. Muhammad Abid, Principal CVAS Jhang Prof Dr. Muhammad Fiaz Qamar and many renowned academicians, researchers, extension workers, public and private practitioners, veterinary professionals and students related to veterinary & animal sciences, zoology, wildlife, poultry, livestock, public health were present, said a press release issued here on Friday.

Many international experts from different countries including Pakistan, America, Germany, Egypt, Bangladesh, Turkey, Bahrain, India and Sudan attended the conference.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad said that one health recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. He said that One Health approach is important because six out of every 10 infectious diseases in humans are spreading from animals. Goal of One Health is to encourage the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines-working locally, nationally, and globally-to achieve the best health for people, animals and the environment, he added. He also lauded the organizers to arrange this conference successfully on an informative topic.

Prof Dr Fiaz Qamar highlighted the objectives of the conference. He said one health conference is dedicated to improve the lives of all species, humans and animals through integration of human medicine, veterinary medicine and environmental science.

The conference comprises 10 technical sessions, plenary lectures 15, oral 41 and 22 poster presentations and a mini exhibition. More than 20 companies set up their stalls on the occasion.