The selection of the right NGO was critical for smooth implementation, providing information on study sites, conducting census, rapport building with communities, setting up interviews with dairy farmers and seeking consent and other clearances.
At project secretariat level, a mechanism was established to provide leadership and guidance as the project got under way at multiple sites, responding to changing ground realities and advising on policy and programme research related aspects. The Initiative Leadership and Steering Committee comprised members from PHFI/RCZI and ILRI in addition to Dr Sanjay Chaturvedi, Head Department of Community Medicine, UCMS, Delhi and Dr Ashok Kumar, Principal Scientist and Head, Veterinary Public Health Division, Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI). The research group comprised of these members and site partners. for more updates click here.