Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialists (IAVPHS): An Update

Ashok Kumar
General Secretary, IAVPHS, Head,
Division of Veterinary Public Health &
Coordinator, Outreach Programme on Zoonotic Diseases
Indian veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar

The efforts for establishing the Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialists (IAVPHS) started on 3rd May 1997. The Association was registered under the Society Act in 1998 and presently has around 700 life members. The Association focuses on broad field of Veterinary Public Health including food safety, zoonoses, environmental hygiene, comparative pathology & biomedicine and other related aspects of public health. The Association’s role is to provide a forum to Veterinary Public Health Specialists from diverse fields to deliberate on important issues relating to VPH research, education and extension and present its views to scientific community, planners, policy makers, industrialists and other stakeholders for the benefit to mankind. The details about the association are also available on website www.iavphs.org.

Major objectives of the Association are to:

  • Promote research, education and service in the field of Veterinary Public Health.
  • Disseminate information in Veterinary Public Health.
  • Provide common platform to medical, veterinary and allied professionals for mutual sharing of knowledge.
  • Network with other Association/Organizations related to public health and allied fields.
  • Engage in National building by helping to achieve the goal of “Health for All’.