Wildlife Human Health Net Project supported by IDRC Canada

The project partners in Sri Lanka include the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science (FVMAS) at the University of Peradeniya, the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC), the Department of Animal Production and Health (DAPH) and the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine (MHNIM). The Canadian partners in this project are the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC), Saskatoon, and the Centre for Coastal Health (CCH), Nanaimo. The project is aimed at capacity building in Sri Lanka’s key stakeholder institutes to adopt a “One Health” approach to issues on diseases of importance at the wildlife-livestock-human interface.


The project's goal is to produce knowledge on wildlife diseases and to mobilize multi-sector capacity for safeguarding wildlife and public health. It comprises three sub-projects under which research will be conducted: (i) Human community dynamics, (ii) Veterinary Pathology and (iii) Veterinary Epidemiology.