One Health
Join the 999 challenge: yoga and meditation

The Interdependence Of Human, Animal, And
Environmental Health​

One Health is a holistic approach to health issues, mainly communicable diseases, that acknowledges the interdependence of human, animal, and environmental health. It addresses a variety of challenges, including food and water safety, pollution management, mitigating antimicrobial resistance, and preventing the spread of diseases between animals and humans.

The World Health Organization (WHO) established the One Health Initiative to integrate efforts and promote collaboration among organizations, such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH).

One Health relies on cross-sector and cross-discipline collaboration, including the public health, veterinary, and environmental sectors, to effectively address health concerns at the human-animal-ecosystem interface. Raising awareness and encouraging multidisciplinary cooperation and participation is essential to tackling One Health issues.

Ways to participate in C20


AYUDH – Global Youth Wing

Vidyamritam – Children scholarships
Technology enhanced Learning: AmritaRITE, OLabs, MedSIM, AyurSIM, AVIEW, VLab
Online Education – African batch of fully funded students in Amrita’s BCA degree
AmritaJSS – Skill Development and Adult Literacy
AmritaServe – Education, Skill Development, Learning Technologies
Inclusive Education: Amrita Orphanage, Amrita Institute for Differently Abled, Amrita Speech and Hearing Improvement School (ASHIS), Village Education Centers

Join the 999 challenge

The challenge is to practice 9 rounds of Surya Namaskar and 9 minutes of Meditation for World Peace daily for 9 days and then reflect on the impact it had on your life. The challenge highlights how yoga and meditation can have a major impact on mental health and physical well-being. Participants of the challenge have reported experiencing positive changes in their life outlooks, energy levels and overall sense of well-being. This, in turn, contributed to an atmosphere of peace within their schools and families. The goal is to reach 1 million people around the world by international yoga day, June 21st.

Share your experiences with 999

Now that you have completed your 9 days of Surya Namaskaram and prayers for world peace, we want to know about your experience! Please share your experience with the 999 challenge, let us know how it has impacted you mentally, emotionally, and physically. Your response can be written, or a video.

Chaupal C20

Each one of us influences the health of our society. The #YouAreTheLight campaign is a platform for all to share their experiences of health problems in society and suggest solutions to be included in our policy pact for the G20.


We aim to widen the discussions on different facets of sustainable development goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being with policy building meetings and a series of public webinars and awareness campaigns that will take place throughout 2023. Join us for one of our upcoming events.

Sub-Working Group Coordinators

Dr. T. S. Dipu

Amrita Hospital, Kochi

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Dr. Merlin Moni

Amrita Hospital, Kochi

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Core Committee Members

Denny John

Center for Public Health Research (CPHR)

Dr. P. S. Rakesh

The Union (International Union Against TB & Lung Diseases)

Elizabeth Michael

Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) India Cares

Baldev Gulati

ICAR – National Institute of Veterinary Epidemiology & Disease Informamatics

Dr. Ranga Reddy Burri

Infection Control Academy of India Honorary Professor, University of Hyderabad

Dr. S. P. Kalantri

Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram

Vivek Kapur

Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Srinivas A. Nair

Stop TB Partnership

Dr. Sarthak Das

Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance

Dr. Omesh K. Bharti

Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) India Cares

Dr. Kalpana Balakrishnan

Sri Ram Chandra University

Vazhamattathu S. Prasad

Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) India Cares

Prince Manvendra S. Gohil

Aids Healthcare Foundation India Cares

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Message from the Chair, C20 India 2023

Our Inspiration

Amma sees the whole world as a flower. Each petal represents a nation. If one petal is infested with pests, it will affect the other petals as well. The beauty of the whole flower suffers. It is the responsibility of each and every one of us to protect and nurture this flower. All living beings in creation are interdependent. The rhythm of Nature depends upon humanity. It’s necessary to maintain the rhythm of the mind and body for the sake of our health and lifespan, for the sake of humankind and Nature.
Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi ❤️

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