The Alliance is a sector-shaper for Environmental Surveillance to be acknowledged as a key public health tool that leverages academic and private sector efforts. It is envisioned to be India’s first holistic platform focussed on Environmental Surveillance by offering a unique multi-sectoral collaboration with different resource partners sharing knowledge and learnings, further disseminating information for an evidence-based decision making.
About the Alliance
Indian Alliance for
Environmental Surveillance is an effort to harmonize academic and private sector efforts for COVID surveillance and other surveillance of public health importance.
This Coalition is a collaboration between CryptoRelief Fund and Swasti, wherein the role of CryptoRelief Fund is viewed as a Prime Mover in supporting through investments, sharing social capital, overseeing governance and achieving sustainability. It is powered by Swasti’s Precision Health Platform, which having initiated Asia's first wastewater surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 in Bengaluru, shall now provide digital backbone, technical support and resource mobilisation support to cities for environmental surveillance. This unique platform may be used for public health surveillance for pathogenic infectious diseases, illicit opioid use, viruses, and antimicrobial resistance and generate an additional layer of information which can help in disease preparedness and management.
From an outcome perspective, the Alliance is looking to achieve the following:
City administration likes and recognize the platform as an investible option for public health surveillance. We will have a scale-up plan as below: 8 cities have ES initiatives.
cities 1 Year
Cities 2 Year
Cities 2 Year
A guideline for a comprehensive package of ES initiatives is presented with at least 3 conditions of public health importance which can be piloted and demonstrated in at least 1 city (Year 2).
Through the learning, sharing and capacity building programs for state governments, leading to more news publications/opinion pieces from the government on ES.
Sustainability: Technical Institution Adaptation: Capacity building of city administrators (non health) through developed courses on interpreting and utilizing ES data insights for decision making.
New/ Modification of Policy at the national level for inclusion of ES for public health surveillance (Year 3).
Financial investments by state and non-state LOCAL actors for ES.
The Alliance is envisioned to be India’s first unique multi-sectoral collaboration that aims to provide a holistic platform consisting of different resource partners who share knowledge and learning, further disseminating information on the rationality and effectiveness of environmental surveillance for an evidence-based decision making.
Values and Principles
The Alliance is committed to following these values & principles of: