As guidance provided by WHO, environmental surveillance provides early warning and evidence regarding viruses in circulation in a population, including its presence or absence, trends in concentrations, and variants of concern or interest. This can inform decisions to prepare and manage interventions for public health at scale.
The Indian Alliance for Public Health Preparedness (IA.PHP) is India’s first, multi-sectoral collaboration that provides a platform of diverse stakeholders for advocacy, research and knowledge sharing for environmental surveillance as a tool for public health preparedness.READ MORE
Since 2021, Precision Health Platform, the anchor of IA.PHP has successfully initiated and led environmental surveillance initiatives with city partners in Bengaluru, Jodphur, Lucknow, Thiruvananthapuram and Tiruchirappalli. Through the Alliance, we aim to scale these efforts of implementing environmental surveillance across 25 cities in India.
The Alliance is composed of eminent members who lead academic and scientific research institutions, implementing agencies, apex government bodies, and philanthropy foundations working in support of public health.READ MORE
Engage with national, state and municipal governments to build momentum for the adoption, implementation and regulation of environmental surveillance.
With the expertise of researchers, academics and scientists the Alliance will identify opportunities for new research, facilitate collaborations and build a body of evidence for environmental surveillance as a tool for public health.
Create awareness and educate stakeholders on the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of environmental surveillance for health equity.
Indian Alliance for Public Health Preparedness's Strategy meeting for Mar'23 saw each eminent member come together to share their indv roadmap to promote uptake of #environment #surveillance by city govts across India thru #network facilitation, #research synthesis & comm support pic.twitter.com/97exPq1vmR— Precision Health (@Precisi0nHealth) March 7, 2023