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Climate change: time to stop, think and do! ... A new approach: The One Health Movement - Thursday, October 18, 2018

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Climate change: time to stop, think and do!

Posted October 18, 2018 by EditorPLOS in Climate, Politics, SDGs, Youth

Please read complete article at https://blogs.plos.org/globalhealth/2018/10/climate-change-time-to-stop-think-and-do/

 

“... A new approach: The One Health Movement

The WWF International Director-General’s call for “unity around a common cause” echoes  the holistic mission and approach of the One Health Movement. One Health has been defined as ‘a collaborative, multi-sectoral, and trans-disciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health and well-being outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.’

Fundamental to the One Health mission is its emphasis on moving from the current view of conceptualising ‘the world as a place made especially for humans and a place without limits’ to embrace a new paradigm – a new worldview that ensures ‘our needs as human beings are compatible with an outer world and the needs of our ecosystem.’ The movement’s values, principles and practices are being recognised by proponents (public, private, civil society) across the globe not only in tackling pandemics and threats like antimicrobial resistance (AMR) but also, as the World Bank Group asserts in its report, operational framework for strengthening human, animal, and environmental public health systems at their interface. Examples include pollution, climate change, food insecurity, and more. The IPCC findings underscore the criticality of this mind shift and the urgency to tackle root causes such as vested interests and overconsumption (e.g., energy, water, raw materials) that undermine global sustainability. ...”

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George Lueddeke, PhD is author of Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future (Routledge) released on 18 October 2018.

About the new publication Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future

It is essentially because of the dangers posed to the world by socioeconomic, environmental, geopolitical and potentially technological forces that I decided to write this book. In my research, I came across a passage in economist and author John Kenneth Galbraith’s book, The Age of Uncertainty, that struck a particular note with me given the times we are experiencing: ‘A nuclear war does not defend a country and it does not defend a system …not even the most accomplished ideologue will be able to tell the difference between the ashes of capitalism and the ashes of communism.’

While 193 countries agreed the SDGs in 2015 and 195 endorsed the Paris climate agreement  in December 2015 (surprisingly the US withdrew from the accord  in June 2017 – which could take four years to complete), it is breathtaking how members of the UN Security Council continue to frustrate UN resolutions which could address many of the issues faced globally especially given hard evidence– subverting the needs and will of those who have most to lose. Adopting shared values that underpin the UN 2030 Agenda – especially values of equality, democracy, tolerance and respect to bridge division between people and bind nations together could not be more urgent.

With a Foreword by Professor David Heymann MD, the book builds on two previous books on medical education and global population health and well-being and seeks to address two of our greatest social problems: changing the way we relate to each other and to the planet and confronting  how we use technology for the benefit of both humankind and the planet. Covering a wide range of issues, the book provides a  point of convergence in Chapter 12 outlining Ten Propositions for Global Sustainability, which cut across all sectors and are meant for decision-making bodies – in particular the 193 national governments at the United Nations  General Assembly that endorsed the SDGs in 2015 and the 15 members of the UN Security Council.


A planetary vision for one health - Monday, October 15, 2018

A planetary vision for one health

BMJ Glob Health. 2018; 3(5): e001137.

Published online 2018 Oct 2. doi:  10.1136/bmjgh-2018-001137

PMCID: PMC6169660

PMID: 30294465

SEE:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6169660/


“One Health implementation will help protect and/or save untold millions of lives in our generation and for those to come.” - Sunday, October 14, 2018

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One Health is the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, plants and our environment.

One Health implementation will help protect and/or save untold millions of lives in our generation and for those to come.

 

 Between animal and human medicine there are no dividing lines--nor should there be.  The object is different but the experience obtained constitutes the basis of all medicine.”

  --Rudolf Virchow, MD (the father of cellular pathology)--


CELEBRATE ONE HEALTH DAY 2018! - Friday, October 12, 2018

 

 

CELEBRATE ONE HEALTH DAY 2018! 

Get involved and set up your own activity to bring attention to the need for One Health interactions and collaborations.

The third global
One Health Day will be officially celebrated on 3 November 2018 and promises to be a memorable day for the worldwide One Health community. Groups from Australia to Brazil and from Canada to South Africa are organizing exciting events that will help raise awareness about the One Health approach, as shown on the One Health Day Events map.

Anyone can initiate a One Health Day event and they can focus on any One Health-related topic that addresses the inter-connectivity of human, animal and environmental health. If you are planning an event to celebrate One Health Day 2018, it isn’t too late to register it at 
this link to get on the map. The Event Guidelines will help you plan and implement it. If you need more information or assistance, your regional Point of Contact spokesperson will be glad to help out.

 

An additional benefit of registering a One Health Day event is the chance for a surprise visit by a renowned One Health leader. These surprise visitors will bring energy and excitement to the selected events by adding the weight of their One Health personality and scientific renown.


Student Competition

One Health Day especially encourages students to set up One Health events that facilitate student delegates working together from different academic disciplines and backgrounds. In fact, student teams may enter their One Health Day events to compete for a $2,000 cash prize. Four award winning student-led events from different regions in the world will be selected by a jury of renowned international One Health experts. Check the Student Competition webpage to see if your Student Team is eligible to apply for a One Health Day Award. 


Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future (Routledge Studies in Sustainability) 1st Edition - "New One Health book available...one of the best yet!" - Tuesday, October 09, 2018

New One Health book available...one of the best yet!

Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future (Routledge Studies in Sustainability) 1st Edition

 

See: https://www.amazon.com/Survival-Health-Routledge-Studies-Sustainability/dp/1138334952

 

by George R. Lueddeke (Author)

 

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A One Health approach to Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) tops U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar’s agenda comments ... October 6, 2018 - Sunday, October 07, 2018

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EIN Newsdesk & EIN Presswire (a press release distribution service) – October 6, 2018

Readout of [U.S.] Secretary Azar’s Meetings at the G20 Health Ministerial Meeting

Today, [U.S.] Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar attended the G20 Health Ministerial Meeting in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Secretary Azar delivered the following remarks at the plenary session on antimicrobial resistance (AMR):

Read complete press release at: https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/464045208/readout-of-secretary-azar-s-meetings-at-the-g20-health-ministerial-meeting

 “...The United States is committed to engaging on the issue of antimicrobial resistance, and considers it a top priority for global health engagement and hope G20 countries will continue to advocate for high level focus on AMR at the World Health Organization and other One Health multilateral organizations. ...”

 “…A One Health approach to AMR that incorporates this work is important. It helps us to gain a better understanding of where and how resistance arises and to better confront the transfer of resistance across human health, agriculture, and environment sectors….In the human health sector, we are undertaking initiatives to better educate providers and patients on the prudent uses of antibiotics and to encourage more in-depth consideration of how and when to use antibiotics in hospital settings…”

 “...In the afternoon, Secretary Azar participated in the One Health AMR Simulation Exercise. The purpose of this targeted exercise was to raise awareness and understanding of the key challenges raised by AMR across a variety of sectors. ...”


One Health Day, November 3, 2018 - U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Saturday, October 06, 2018

One Health Day

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One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral, and trans-disciplinary approach — working at the local, regional, national, and global levels — with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.

November 3, 2018, marks the third annual One Health Day, a global campaign that celebrates and brings attention to the need for a One Health approach to address shared health threats at the human-animal-environment interface.

One Health Day provides an opportunity for experts and the community to join together in One Health education and awareness including sharing stories about One Health in action. Communication, coordination, and collaboration among partners working in animal, human, and environmental health as well as other relevant partners are an essential part of the One Health approach. Working together allows us to have the biggest impact on improving health for people, animals, and our shared environment.

Join us in celebrating One Health Day


DUKE (USA) One Health Team News - Issue 7 October 2018 - Tuesday, October 02, 2018

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ISSUE 7 October 2018

 

 

Recent Publications

An important broad-spectrum One Health view from the outstanding Duke One Health Team News:

 See https://mailchi.mp/98f665b92256/october-issue

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Remember...

Global One Health Day

One Health Day is an international campaign co-coordinated by the One Health Commission, the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team ...

Speech by *Commissioner Andriukaitis at the Plenary Session of the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on the Prevention & Control of Non-Communicable Diseases - New York, September 27, 2018 - Friday, September 28, 2018

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Speech by *Commissioner Andriukaitis at the Plenary Session of the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on the Prevention & Control of Non-Communicable Diseases

New York, 27 September 2018

 “... Prevention is key; Prevention and control of NCDs require resilient, equitable and sustainable health systems with robust primary care systems. Prevention also requires a comprehensive approach towards fighting the major risk factors causing the rise of NCDs - such as malnutrition and physical inactivity. Digital technology can increase the efficiency, accessibility and strength of our health systems and we need to maximise this potential.

Protection is also crucial taking a “one-health-approach” and focusing on environmental determinants of health, such as air pollution and climate change. ...

Read complete http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-18-5929_en.htm

 *https://ec.europa.eu/commission/commissioners/2014-2019/andriukaitis_en


One Health inAction!...Cambridge scientists win millions to trial newvaccine against Ebola and other killer viruses - Tuesday, September 25, 2018

One Health in Action!

 

Tuesday, 25th September 2018

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Cambridge scientists win millions to trial new vaccine against Ebola and other killer viruses

 

SEE complete article https://www.businessweekly.co.uk/news/academia-research/cambridge-scientists-win-millions-trial-new-vaccine-against-ebola-and-other

Cambridge scientists win millions to trial new vaccine against Ebola and other killer viruses | Busi...

 

“...The funding is part of a £5m commitment from the Department of Health and Social Care to fund five projects to develop new vaccines with a ‘One Health’ focus, considering how the environment, the health of animals and the health of humans interact.” 

 

“...This One Health project enlists veterinarians, clinicians, ecologists and medical and public health workers in West Africa to understand how people catch Lassa fever from rat populations.” 


 
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