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New One Health Initiative Advisory Board (Hon.) Member Announced – Chief Executive Officer (CEO) World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), Dr. Garth Manning - Monday, May 21, 2018

New One Health Initiative Advisory Board (Hon.) Member AnnouncedChief Executive Officer (CEO) World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA), Dr. Garth Manning

The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team is delighted to announce that an outstanding One Health supporter/advocate leader, physician Dr. Garth Manning has agreed to serve on the One Health Initiative Advisory Board (Hon.) http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.  The board was established in 2010 and includes extraordinary, recognized One Health leaders in the U.S. and worldwide.

 

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Garth Manning, MB BCh BAO, DRCOG, DAvMed, MRCGP, FRCGP

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA)http://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/

152 North Sathon Road
Silom, Bangrak
Bangkok 10500
Thailand

drgarthmanning@me.com;  ceo@wonca.net  

“WONCA, the World Organisation of Family Doctors [physicians], now has over 118 Member Organizations in 131 countries and territories with membership of about 500,000 family doctors [physicians]"

Note: WONCA CEO Dr. Manning originally notified the One Health Initiative team of WONCA support/endorsement of One Health in July 2015 https://goo.gl/NT8Aeu.  


New Smithsonian Exhibit Spotlights “One Health” to Reduce Pandemic Risks - Saturday, May 19, 2018

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New Smithsonian Exhibit Spotlights “One Health” to Reduce Pandemic Risks

April 18th, 2018, 7:47AM / BY Sabrina Sholts


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At The Zoo, Harvard Medical Students Get A Different Kind Of Training (One Health approach) - Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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“...What Exactly Is One Health?

While the elective is believed to be the only formal partnership of its kind in the country, the concept of One Health is an idea practiced by people around the globe.

One Health, formerly known as One Medicine, is a concept that promotes the communication between human and veterinary medical professionals, not only at the educational level but also in journals, conferences, and through allied health networks. Among other things, the idea encourages monitoring disease spread from one species to another and developing methods to stop it. ...”


U.S. National Institute of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID) Physician Director, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Addresses One Health - Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Reminder...

 

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….We have long embraced a one-health paradigm at NIAID, especially in the realm of emerging and re-emerging diseases, most of which are zoonoses and must be studied in the context of the ecosystems humans share with microbes, non-human hosts, vectors, reservoirs and other actors. Many of the research efforts about which I speak and write almost daily fall under the one health rubric…” https://goo.gl/nKVbFF
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WONCA (World Organization of Family Doctors [physicians]) Newsletter POSTs “One Health” member notice May 11, 2018 - Friday, May 11, 2018

WONCA (World Organization of Family Doctors [physicians]) Newsletter POSTs “One Health” member notice May 11, 2018

“WONCA http://www.globalfamilydoctor.com/ and One Health


WONCA is pleased to be associated with One Health, which is the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, plants and our environment. Our colleagues in One Health have asked us to bring a number of items to your attention. 

  1. The 5th International One Health Congress – Saskatoon, Canada – June 22-25, 2018 
  2. “Vaccines for zoonoses: a one Health paradigm” published in SciTech Europa Quarterly Issue 26 – March 2018.
  3. April 4, 2018 For Immediate Release THIRD ANNUAL ONE HEALTH DAY INTRODUCES EXCITING UPDATES 2018 EDITION LAUNCHED TODAY BY THREE INTERNATIONAL ONE HEALTH GROUPS”

Note: WONCA CEO Dr. Garth Manning originally notified the One Health Initiative team of WONCA support/endorsement of One Health in July 2015 https://goo.gl/NT8Aeu.  

 


Vaccines for zoonoses: a one Health paradigm - Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Vaccines for Zoonoses: A One Health Paradigm
SciTech Europa Quarterly (March 2018) - Issue 26

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World Bank One Health Operational Framework - Friday, May 04, 2018

World Bank One Health Operational Framework 

The World Bank has released an Operational Framework for Strengthening Human, Animal and Environmental Public Health Systems at their interface (“One Health Operational Framework”). This new framework, developed in partnership with EcoHealth Alliance, aims to provide a basis for understanding and implementing a One Health approach in global and country investments. Building on World Bank’s prior “People, Pathogens, and our Planet” reports, it examines the strategic context, rationale and case for investing in One Health, provides an inventory of tools and other resources from the human health, agriculture, environment and disaster risk reduction sectors to facilitate multi-sectoral coordination, and incudes technical guidance for appropriate One Health entry points and operations along the prevent-detect-respond-recover spectrum of preparedness. The Operational Framework is available for free download at: http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/703711517234402168/Operational-framework-for-strengthening-human-animal-and-environmental-public-health-systems-at-their-interface

 Provided May 3, 2018 by:

*William B. Karesh, DVM, Executive Vice President for Health and Policy

EcoHealth Alliance

460 West 34th Street - 17th Floor

New York, NY 10001 USA

+1.212.380.4463 (direct)

+1.212.380.4465 (fax)

www.ecohealthalliance.org

*Dr. Karesh is a longstanding U.S. and international One Health leader.  He will be providing additional "One Health" insights at the 5th International One Health Congress in Saskatoon, Canada, June 22-25, 2018 https://onehealthplatform.com/sites/default/files/downloadables/OHP_5OHC_programme.pdf.  

 


May 3, 2018 Urgent! Please Take Action for One Health legislation by Friday, May 4! - Thursday, May 03, 2018

 

 

 

May 3, 2018 

Urgent!  

Please Take Action for One Health legislation by Friday, May 4!

 

 

Dear Doctors and all One Health Supporters/Advocates,

 
Your actions could help make One Health the default way of addressing emergency preparedness in the U.S. 


You may have seen the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) Daily News Alerts May 1st article entitled "Bipartisan effort to improve Bioterrorism and pandemic response drafted in Senate HELP committee" (http://bit.ly/2rgnXYv). The draft legislation will address the reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) which is set to expire on October 1, 2018.  There is an opportunity to provide public comments on this draft by close of business on May 4. 

 

There are some minor amendments to PAHPA that will further collaboration among the key Federal, State, local and tribal entities through the development of a One Health Framework by directing the Secretaries of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) to work together with other Departments and Agencies. Taking into account interactions between animal health, human health, and environmental health, as they relate to public health emergency preparedness, is quintessential.


How can you help? 

Please see below suggested language for specific PAHPA amendments that would implement a One Heath framework in the U.S.  We would greatly appreciate your adding any of your own thoughts and forwarding (or copy and paste) this suggested PAHPA amendment language to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee at  PAHPA2018@help.senate.gov   by COB Friday, May 4th.

Additionally, there is an ad hoc working group from the One Health Commission, the One Health Initiative Team and the U.S. community of One Health advocates supporting passage of the proposed visionary bipartisan Senate Bill S.2615,  
Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act of 2018, that was introduced on March 22 by Senators Tina Smith (Democrat-MN) and Todd Young (Republican-IN).  A brief one-page
'Call to Action' document (http://bit.ly/2HMOCDl) has been prepared for your consideration and use.    


Thank you very much for your support of One Health and for helping make the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services more effective and efficient in their delivery of these important programs. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

 

Bernadette Dunham, DVM, PhD bdunham@gwu.edu   

Ad hoc Committee Primary Spokesperson

One Health Commission Council of Advisors

Carrie La Jeunesse, DVM, CT   lajeuneconsulting@gmail.com

One Health Commission Council of Advisors

Cheryl M. Stroud, DVM, PhD

Executive Director, One Health Commission

Bruce Kaplan, DVM 

Contents Manager/Editor One Health Initiative Website

Co-Founder One Health Initiative team/website

Gerald W. Parker, DVM, PhD, MS

Board of Directors, One Health Commission
Associate Dean, Global One Health, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Joseph F. Annelli, DVM, MS

Former Director, One Health Coordination Center, USDA APHIS Veterinary Services, Senior Advisor for Agriculture and Health Systems, Office of the Associate Deputy Administrator.

Helena J. Chapman, MD, MPH, PhD

University of Florida

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Suggested amendments to latest DRAFT Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2018, released on 4/27/2018 by the Senate HELP Committee for public comment by May 4, 2018.

 

The draft legislation specifically seeks to reauthorize the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA). Initially enacted in 2006 to establish, as well as build on, an all-hazard protocol for public health threats that may contribute to a public health emergency. PAHPA was last reauthorized in 2013 and many of the provisions within it are set to expire in September, 2018.

 

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''(9) ZOONOTIC DISEASE, FOOD, AND AGRICULTURE.-Improving coordination among Federal, State, local, and tribal entities to prevent, detect, and respond to outbreaks of plant or animal disease (including zoonotic disease) resulting from a deliberate attack, the intentional adulteration of food, or other public health threats that could compromise national security, taking into account interactions between animal health, human health, and environmental health as directly related to public health emergency preparedness and response capabilities, as applicable.

 

Amend as follows:

 

''(9) ZOONOTIC DISEASE, FOOD, AND AGRICULTURE.-In collaboration with the Secretary of Agriculture, improve coordination through developing a One Health Framework among Federal, State, local, and tribal entities to prevent, detect, and respond to outbreaks of plant or animal disease (including zoonotic disease) resulting from a deliberate attack, the intentional adulteration of food, or other public health threats that could compromise national security, taking into account a multi-sectoral One Health approach to interactions between animal health, human health, and environmental health as directly related to public health emergency preparedness and response capabilities, as applicable.

 

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''(iv) a strategy to minimize and address such gaps and improve inefficiencies.'';(G) in paragraph (7), as so redesignated-(i) in subparagraph (A), by inserting ''(taking into account zoonotic disease, including gaps in scientific understanding of the interactions between human, animal, and environmental health)'' after ''human health'';

 

Amend as follows:

''(iv) a One Heath Framework strategy to minimize and address such gaps and improve inefficiencies.'';(G) in paragraph (7), as so redesignated-(i) in subparagraph (A), by inserting ''(taking into account zoonotic disease, including gaps in scientific understanding of the interactions between human, animal, and environmental health)'' after ''human health'';

 

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(c) STRATEGIC NATIONAL STOCKPILE.-Section 319F-2(a)(2)(E) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 7d-6b(a)(2)(E)) is amended by inserting before the semicolon '', taking into account the manufacturing capacity and other available sources of products and supplies in the stockpile''.

 

Amend as follows:

(c) STRATEGIC NATIONAL STOCKPILE.-Section 319F-2(a)(2)(E) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 7d-6b(a)(2)(E)) is amended by inserting before the semicolon '', taking into account the manufacturing capacity and other available sources of products and supplies in the stockpile''.

Amend (c) Stockpile (2) as follows: the Secretary shall, in collaboration with the Secretary of Agriculture conduct an annual review including the National Veterinary Stockpile

 

 

Amendments not considered in the DRAFT Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2018 that should be added:

''Subtitle A - National All-Hazards Preparedness and Response Planning, Co-ordinating, and Reporting

''SEC. 2801. PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE FUNCTIONS.


''(a) IN GENERAL-The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall lead all Federal public health and medical response to public health emergencies and incidents covered by the National Response Plan developed pursuant to section 502(6) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, or any successor plan.

''(b) INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT-The Secretary, in collaboration with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the head of any other relevant Federal agency, shall establish an interagency agreement, consistent with the National Response Plan or any successor plan, under which agreement the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall assume operational control of emergency public health and medical response assets, as necessary, in the event of a public health emergency, except that members of the armed forces under the authority of the Secretary of Defense shall remain under the command and control of the Secretary of Defense as shall any associated assets of the Department of Defense.''.

 

Amend as follows:

 

Insert the following after (a) and change (b) to (c):

 

''SEC. 2801. PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE FUNCTIONS.

''(a) IN GENERAL-The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall lead all Federal public health and medical response to public health emergencies and incidents covered by the National Response Plan developed pursuant to section 502(6) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, or any successor plan.

"(b) INTERAGENCY (multisectoral) COLLABORATION - The complexity of public health emergencies necessitates a whole of government response also known as a One Health (human, animal and environmental) approach. The Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Agriculture shall jointly lead the development of a National One Health Framework to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of issues at the human, animal and environmental interface.

''(c) INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT - The Secretaries, in collaboration with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the head of any other relevant Federal agency, shall establish an interagency agreement, consistent with the National Response Plan or any successor plan, under which agreement the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall assume operational control of emergency public health and medical response assets, as necessary, in the event of a public health emergency, except that members of the armed forces under the authority of the Secretary of Defense shall remain under the command and control of the Secretary of Defense as shall any associated assets of the Department of Defense.'' 

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The One Health Commission (OHC) and One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team (OHI) mutually encourage all One Health community supporters to help widely distribute, promote and actively participate in this call to action for significant bipartisan One Health/public health legislation consideration and expeditious enactment by the U.S. Congress.  Because------ "One Health" is a nonpartisan issue.

 


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"One Healh" approach needed across the board... - Monday, April 30, 2018

 “A months-long US Salmonella outbreak in 2016 and 2017 linked to ground beef was likely caused by contaminated dairy cows, emphasizing the need for a "One Health" approach with better tracking to prevent illness, a report today in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) has found.”

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2018/04/investigators-trace-2016-17-salmonella-outbreak-dairy-cows

 

“The collaborative mechanisms required to prevent rabies are a model for collaboration on One Health at every level and among multiple stakeholders, and are a recipe for success.”

http://www.who.int/neglected_diseases/news/guidelines-and-recommendations-on-lifesaving-immunization/en/

 

 


Former One Health Coordinator for United States Department of Agriculture Continues One Health Activities - Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Former One Health Coordinator for United States Department of Agriculture Continues One Health Activities

Joseph (Joe) Annelli, DVM, MS, a veterinarian formally with the USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Veterinary Services (VS) as Senior Advisor for Agriculture and Health System viz. the One Health Coordinator retired in January 2018 after a remarkable 32 year career.  Dr. Annelli was active in a broad range of policy and program development. 

Annelli continues to advance the cause of One Health by consulting with the World Health Organization (WHO) and participates in development of a Zoonotic Disease Guide https://www.oie.int/doc/ged/D12060.PDF.  In addition, this month (April 2018) he has been and is working collaboratively with a voluntary ad hoc committee of representative One Health advocate-leaders https://goo.gl/7Ra6Zx as principal author of a “call to action” One Pager for a proposed bipartisan U.S. Senate Bill “Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act of 2018 (S.2615)https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2615/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%22tina+smith%22%7D&r=18.  Two visionary U.S. Senators, a Democrat and Republican, Senator Tina Smith (D-Minnesota) and Senator Todd Young (R-Indiana) introduced the bipartisan Bill on March 22, 2018.  Notably, “One Health” is a nonpartisan issue.

A native of the state of New York, Annelli received a BS in Biology in 1976 from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY, and later a Master of Science (MS) in Zoology with an emphasis on Wildlife Management from Long Island University (New York-USA).  He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree at Araneta University in Quezon City, Philippines in 1983. 

Throughout his federal career Annelli was an innovative thinker, one who pushed the needle forward with issues like eradicating avian influenza from the live bird market system in New York City. Other important efforts included helping to eradicate pseudorabies from the U.S. domestic herds, introducing the Incident Command System to USDA’s Veterinary Services (VS) office, building the USDA-APHIS Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and emergency programs activities into a world class response organization. Annelli managed the White House Avian and Pandemic Preparedness implementation plan while on detail to the USDA Secretary’s Office working with all of USDA by leading the International Avian and Pandemic Influenza Response Team, developing a Crisis Management Center at the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, leading USDA on Global Health Security at the White House, initiating the USDA wide One Health Joint Working Group, the Federal Interagency One Health Working Group, and founding and leading the One Health Coordination Center https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/sa_one_health.

Annelli sees the biggest challenge for Public Practice Veterinarians as being able to overcome the heretofore unrecognized really that they are indeed the first line of defense for human health (a One Health reality!).  Regrettably, animal health agencies are frequently considered mere Livestock agencies limited to animal health and animal welfare. Actually, their true role is to ensure that the U.S. government helps to provide “wholesome, abundant, affordable food for the U.S. and the World.”  As Annelli says, “when I say ‘wholesome,’  the term encompasses food that is nutritionally rich and rid of disease, and while the programs may be focused on animals, ultimately we are [helping to] ensure human health. For example, when dealing with rabies [control], we develop animal vaccines, yes, but if we were to focus on developing human vaccines, we’d only be addressing a symptom of the problem and not the root cause itself—rabies would still be present and so too would the threat of infection.”

Footnote: In tandem with USDA-APHIS, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/home is a significant public health food safety agency with a workforce of dedicated public health veterinarians striving to keep the people of the U.S. safe from foodborne illnesses.  Both federal agencies work collaboratively with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and their One Health division https://www.cdc.gov/onehealth/index.html and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) https://www.fda.gov/.

 


 
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