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Division of Zoonotic Diseases Programmes (DZDP)



Full Mailing Address:

Division of Zoonotic Disease Programme,

National Centre for Disease Control,

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Telephone: 011-23930178


Head of the Division:

Dr. Simmi Tiwari


Joint Director & HoD

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*Other Officers in the Division


Dr. Ajit Dadaji Shewale


Deputy Director

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Dr. Tushar N. Nale

Deputy Director


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*Other Staff in the Division


Mrs. Mamta

Animal Attendant

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Mandate of the Division:


Mission of the Division:

Division is working in coordination with all stakeholders to promote health and quality of life by undertaking activities necessary for prevention and control of Zoonotic Diseases with “One Health” approach.

Major division Activities:


  1. Planning coordination & implementation of three National Programs addressing Zoonotic Diseases in the country


  • National Rabies Control Programme.
  • National One Health Programme for Prevention & Control of Zoonoses.
  • Programme for prevention and control of leptospirosis.


  1. Function as WHO Collaborative Center Rabies Epidemiology with following objectives:


  • To provide training in the fields of Rabies epidemiology and to collect and analyze rabies surveillance data and to distribute the information to collaborating institutes.
  • To contribute to the Global Health Observatory of the WHO (GHO) by providing expert knowledge and available rabies surveillance and related data or information.


  1. Institutionalization of “One Health” approach to address Zoonotic Diseases at National States, District and up to grass root level


  1. To provide technical support and capacity building of States and stakeholders for early warning, response ad management of Zoonotic Diseases.


  1. To provide support for strengthening of State/regional/district laboratory networks so as to rapidly identify and respond to public health threats



  1. To work with stakeholders for undertaking multidisciplinary operational research on priority Zoonotic diseases


Developing a network of cooperation with National and International organizations for policy interventions related to zoonotic diseases



Research projects and Publications (With website link):

  1. A Case for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis of High-Risk Groups against Rabies in India Ajit Shewale1, Tushar Nale2, Monal Daptardar3, Simmi Tiwari4 1,2,3,4Division of Zoonotic Diseases Programme, National Centre for Disease Control, 22 - Shamnath Marg Civil Lines, Delhi, India. DOI:
  2.  A Case for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis of High-Risk Groups against Rabies in India
  3. Lesson learned from investigating cluster adverse event following immunization in mass campaign of Japanese Encephalitis vaccine in India, International Journal of Infectious Diseases,
  4. Tool designed for Investigation of Serious AEFIs- Handbook on Special Investigation of Serious AEFIs,
  5. Morbidity profile and working conditions of brick kiln workers in sakwar, tribal area of thane district.” Medical journal of western India march 2013 issue. Link-
  6. A study to evaluate prescribing indicators of prescription pattern practiced by interns in an urban health center, Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice
  7. Reinfection or reactivation: Genome based two distinct SNP profile of SARS CoV 2 re-positivity in an Indian Case. Dhar MS, Asokachandran V, Uppili B, Tyagi N, Sharma P, Tiwari S, Srinivasan RV, Marwal R, Kanakan A, Khan AM, Pandey R, Jais M, Gogoi S, Shewale A, Nale T, Kabra S, Faruq M, Singh S, Agrawal A, Rakshit P. Reinfection or reactivation: Genome-based two distinct SNP profile of SARS-CoV2 repositivity in an Indian case. J Med Virol. 2021 Jul;93(7):4152-4155. doi: 10.1002/jmv.26948. Epub 2021 Apr 3. PMID: 33749850
  8. Evaluation of Direct Rapid Immunihistochemistry Test (DRIT) for post-mortem diagnosis of Rabies. Girraj Singh, R Jaiswal, M Chhabra, Y. Sood, N Gupta, M Singhai, S Tiwari, AC Dhariwal, R Sharma, S Ram Journal of Communicable diseases 49(3)2017
  9. Relationship between sputum smear grading and smear conversion rate and treatment outcome in the patients of pulmonary tuberculosis undergoing dots--a prospective cohort study Tiwari S, Kumar A, Kapoor SK. Indian J Tuberc. 2012 Jul;59(3):135-40. PMID: 23362709 No index entries found.
    Books and Guidelines
    1. Manual for Zoonotic Diseases of Public Health Importance,
    2. CD alert publication, COVID-19, KFD & Glanders, Covid 19, Mucormycosis
    3. National Guidelines on Rabies Prophylaxis 2019
    4. National Guidelines on Rabies Prophylaxis 2017
    5. National Guidelines for diagnosis, case management, prevention and control of leptospirosis.