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What do you understand by “OneHealth Sceince “? Discuss in detail the challenges involved in operationalizing it in the Indian context along with its significance.

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

3. What do you understand by “OneHealth Sceince “? Discuss in detail the challenges involved in operationalizing it in the Indian context along with its significance. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu

Why this question:

The article captures detailed insights of the One Health approach and brings out the significance of the same.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the system of “OneHealth apprach” and explain the challenges involved in operationalizing it in the Indian context.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Explain what you understand by “OneHealth apprach”.

Body:

‘One Health’ is an approach to designing and implementing programs, policies, legislation, and research in which multiple sectors communicate and work together to achieve better public health outcomes.

Then discuss why we need such an approach.

Explain the challenges involved in operationalizing the concept.

Take hints from the article and justify your answer.

Conclusion:

Conclude that An opportunity now exists for India to leap-frog over the systemic and institutional barriers that prevent an integrated OneHealth framework from being operationalized.