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Date: August 6, 2023
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Venue: Anna Centenary Library Auditorium, Chennai

In the wake of the International Year of Millets, the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) is set to host an extraordinary event that will shed light on a crucial matter affecting global health. As part of their International Conference on "Mighty Millets for Food, Nutritional and Health Security," MSSRF has organized a Public Forum on 'One Health for All.' This event will take place at the Anna Centenary Library Auditorium in Chennai on August 6, 2023, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

The concept of One Health emphasizes the need for collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches to tackle health issues. It recognizes the intricate connections between humans, animals, plants, and their shared environment. The objective of this approach is to achieve optimal health outcomes at the local, regional, national, and global levels. By addressing health concerns holistically, One Health aims to combat challenges such as antimicrobial resistance, zoonotic diseases, vector-borne diseases, food safety, malnutrition, and various other stressors.

To facilitate meaningful discussions and foster a comprehensive understanding of One Health, a distinguished panel of experts has been assembled.


  • Mr. N. Ram, Chair of Kasturi & Sons Ltd, The Hindu Group Publications.


  • Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn (ret.), President of The World Food Prize (Virtual)
  • Ms. Elisabeth Faure, Representative and Country Director of the UN World Food Programme, India
  • Dr. Carlo Fadda, Research Director at the Alliance of Bioversity and International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Rome
  • Dr. Jacqueline d'Arros Hughes, Director General of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
  • Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, Honorary Distinguished Professor and Goodwill Ambassador of PHFI for Public Health Partnerships, Public Health Foundation of India
  • Dr. Han Ula? Demirag, Country Director of IFAD, India
  • Mr. Alessandro Meschinelli, Research Innovation & Partnership Facilitator, GFAR, Rome
  • Dr. J Radhakrishnan, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary/Commissioner, Chennai Corporation, Government of Tamil Nadu
  • Ms. Supriya Sahoo, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Tamil Nadu