India partners to digitize vaccine cold chain for livestock

India partners to digitize vaccine cold chain for livestock

Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD), Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) India on digitalization of vaccine cold chain management, capacity building. communication plan.

“With the digitalization of the entire vaccine stock management system and providing real-time information on vaccine stocks and flows, and storage temperatures, disparities in vaccine supply will be addressed by managing the bottlenecks of infrastructure, management information systems and human resources” , he said. Alka Upadhyay, Secretary, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Department.

He said the vaccine cold chain management process will be monitored with the help of new age technology and artificial intelligence through the Animal Vaccine Intelligence Network (AVIN) developed by UNDP.

UNDP Resident Representative Caitlin Wiesen, signing the MoU, said that amid continued zoonotic disease outbreaks and climate change, animals and the communities that raise them are becoming increasingly vulnerable. He said that through this partnership with the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, UNDP will support and strengthen India's first animal vaccine supply chain management system, ensuring the safety of communities and animals and reducing risks at the human-animal-environment interface. Can be done.


Pavita Jones