Visit to Amsterdam & Ahmadabad, India
Visit to Amsterdam
A team of the Dairy Science Park, comprising the following members, is visiting Amsterdam, the Netherlands to attend the third One Health Congress scheduled for March 15 to 18, 2005.
The tour has been sponsored by the United States Department of State's Biosecurity Engagement Program and Sandia National Laboratories. The One Health concept is based on the recognition that human and animal health is inextricably linked. The Scientific Program of the 3rd International One Health Congress will cover all aspects of the One Health concept bringing together established and young scientist working in this rapidly expanding and highly multidisciplinary field.
- Prof. Dr. Muhammad Subhan Qureshi (Team Leader/Supervisor)
- Prof. Dr. Umar Sadique, Consultant Animal Health
- Prof. Dr. Sarzamin Khan, Chief Technical Advisor
- Mr. Muhammad Imran Khan, Consultant Animal Physiology
Prevention at the source is key in controlling (infectious) diseases that have a growing impact on humans, animals and their ecosystems. The 3rd International One Health Congress will therefore focus on how science can help in preventing emerging and re-emerging (infectious) diseases. Through a special Science – Policy interface policy makers and international organizations may translate the latest scientific advancements into preventive measures. The scientific program will be organized in three sessions, each covering a specific range of topics in relation to Prevention at the source.
The sponsors have desired to collaborate with the Dairy Science Park in establishing a Center of Excellence on Biorisk Management. It will be a good addition to the Park preceded by establishment of Peshawar Meat Company, Livestock Business Facilitation Desk-SMEDA/KPCCI. Special Assistant to the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has appreciated the Park and its focus on developing feasibility models for livestock and poultry production and marketing, based on the knowledge generated at the Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, the University of Agriculture, Peshawar. The Special Assistant desired for presentation of the proposal to the Chief Minsiter, comprising establishment of a Business Incubation Center and a Halal Research Center.
Visit to Ahmadabad, India
Another team of the Dairy Science Park is visiting Ahmadabad, India to attend a workshop on Pastoralist Knowledge Hubb on 8-11 March, 2015. The visitors include Engr Irfan, Chief Executive DSP, Dr Naila Imtiaz Concultant DSP Poultry, Mr Shah Murad Consultant DSP Sheep and Dr Tawheed Consultant DSP Afghanistan.
It would be a forum of Asian countries and the tour is sponsored by MARGA and FAO. One of the expected outcome is to strengthen the pastoral constituency and their networking in the region.
Dairy Science Park has been in place in various parts of the KP province of Pakistan, including the northern Highlands of Hindukush, Karakorum and Himalaya junction. The internship students of DVM and the field officers in the region would be implementing the business replication component of the Park leading to livelihood support to the local sheep and goats farmers.
Dean FAHVS/Chief Organizer DSP, UA Pesahwar