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The RCZI’s national and international partnerships are alliances that hope to facilitate interdisciplinary cross communication among sectors with the objective of preventing, controlling, eliminating, and eradicating zoonoses in India.

List of Partners

National Center for Disease Control
The institute, established in 1963, is a centre for providing multi-disciplinary and integrated expertise in the control of communicable disease.
Website:- http://nicd.nic.in/

Indian Council of Medical Research
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is a Government-aided body for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research. The council's research priorities include control and management of communicable diseases, fertility control, maternal and child health, control of nutritional disorders, developing alternative strategies for health care delivery, research on major non-communicable diseases like cancer, cardiovascular diseases, blindness, diabetes and other metabolic and haematological disorders; mental health research and drug research (including traditional remedies). ICMR's Division of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases is the active partner of the collaboration.
Website:- http://icmr.nic.in/

Department of Animal Husbandry, Ministry of Agriculture
The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (AH&D) – renamed as Department of Animal Husbandry Dairying & Fisheries (DADF) – is responsible for matters relating to livestock production, preservation, protection from disease and improvement of stocks and dairy development, and also for matters relating to the Delhi Milk Scheme and the National Dairy Development Board. It also looks at all matters pertaining to fishing and fisheries, inland and marine life. The Department advises State Governments and Union Territories in the formulation of policies and programmes in the field of Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries.

Wild Life Institute of India
Established in 1982, Wildlife Institute of India (WII) offers training programmes, academic courses and advisory in wildlife research and management. The institute is actively engaged in research on issues related to biodiversity.

World Health Organization, India
WHO is the United Nations’ specialised agency for health. It is an inter-governmental organisation that works in collaboration with its member states usually through the Ministry of Health. WHO’s objective is the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health. In India, WHO provides technical assistance while collaborating with the Government of India and major stakeholders in health development efforts. It assists notably in policy development; capacity building and advocacy. WHO offers technical assistance to the Government in a number of areas, including communicable diseases such as leprosy; malaria, filariasis, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and International Health Regulations. Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Response cluster of WHO, India also provides technical support to the initiative.
Website:- http://whoindia.org

World Health Organization, South-east Asia Regional Office
WHO is the United Nations’ specialised agency for Health. It is an inter-governmental organization that works in collaboration with member states usually through the Ministry of Health. There are 11 Member States in the WHO South-East Asia Region which include Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Timor-Leste. The Department of Communicable Disease Surveillance and Veterinary Focal Point are key partners in the RCZI’s activities.
Website:- http://www.searo.who.int/

International Livestock Research Institute
Asia The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality science and capacity-building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI works in Africa, Asia and Latin America, with offices in East and West Africa, South and Southeast Asia, China and Central America. ILRI is one of 15 Future Harvest Centres, which conduct food and environmental research to help alleviate poverty and increase food security while protecting the natural resource base. The Centres are funded by government agencies, development banks, private foundations and regional and international organisations and are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), an association of more than 60 governments and public and private sector institutions. These institutions support a network of 15 agricultural research centres which are working to reduce poverty, hunger and environmental degradation in developing countries.

Gillings School of Public Health (University of North Carolina)
The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is dedicated to improving public health, promoting individual wellbeing, and eliminating health disparities across North Carolina and around the world. The exceptional teaching, ground-breaking research and dedicated service have resulted in the School being ranked the number one public school of public health in the nation and number two among all schools, public or private.
Website:- http://www.sph.unc.edu/

College of Veterinary Medicine (North Carolina State University)
North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is a dynamic community whose members are dedicated to preparing veterinarians and veterinarian scientists while advancing animal and human health from the cellular level through entire ecosystems. The major focus areas of CVM include Companion Animal Medicine, Food Supply Medicine, Biomedical Research, Ecosystem Health, Equine Medicine, and Animal Welfare.
Website:- http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/

RTI International
Based in North Carolina, USA, Research Triangle Institute International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. The institute provides research and technical expertise to governments and businesses in more than 40 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory and chemistry services. RTI is one of the world’s leading independent, non-profit research and development organisations.

Guru AngadDev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Established in Ludhiana, Punjab in 2005, it promotes livestock production, health and prevention of disease through integrated teaching, research and extension programmes.
Website: http://www.gadvasu.in/

Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University
The Government of Karnataka established KVAFSU with the primary objective and mandate to uplift rural livestock, poultry and fish farmers. It also aims to undertake rural-oriented and farmer-friendly activities.

EcoHealth Alliance
In the four decades since its inception, EcoHealth Alliance has worked towards conserving endangered species, habitats and ecosystems for the benefit of wildlife and humans. Well known for their innovative research between wildlife, ecosystems and human health, their work is spread over America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.

A global alliance which operates as a not-for-profit Public-Private Partnership, it facilitates adoption of livestock health products by poor livestock keepers. It also makes their access possible.
Website: http://www.galvmed.org

Public Health Foundation of Indiaaa
The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is a response to redress the limited institutional capacity in India for strengthening training, research and policy development in the area of public health. It is a public private partnership that has collaboratively evolved through consultations with multiple constituencies including Indian and international academia, state and central governments, multi and bi-lateral agencies and civil society groups. Structured as an independent foundation, PHFI adopts a broad, integrative approach to public health, tailoring its endeavours to Indian conditions and bearing relevance to countries facing similar challenges and concerns. The PHFI focuses on broad dimensions of public health that encompass promotive, preventive and therapeutic services, many of which are frequently lost sight of in policy planning as well as in popular understanding. PHFI is the major think tank behind the RCZI philosophy. In addition to being a member of the core group along with three North Carolina based institutions, PHFI also coordinates all the activities of RCZI.
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