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Call for Papers: Special Issue of Monash Bioethics Review on ‘One Health Ethics’ - Sunday, February 12, 2017

Call for Papers

Special Issue of Monash Bioethics Review on ‘One Health Ethics’

Guest Co-Edited by *Zohar Lederman (Centre for Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore) and Chris Degeling (Centre for Values, Ethics & Law in Medicine (VELIM); University of Sydney)

Rationale and Description:

One Health (OH) and related approaches such as EcoHealth and Planetary Health are arguably novel in recognizing the inter-relatedness of humans, non-human animals, and the environment. They explore, document, and articulate the effects of climate change and other grand-scale environmental conditions on human, animal and environmental health. Above all, these approaches stress that human health can no longer be considered in isolation from animal and environmental health. Rather, from a scientific perspective, these are inextricably linked and interdependent. Even as OH approaches are increasingly accepted at global, national and local levels of health research and practice, the ethics is lagging behind the science. OH explicitly aims to attain optimal health for humans, animals, and the environment, but few have considered the potential normative implications of such an aim. Only in the past three years have philosophers, scientists and bioethicists begun to examine ethical issues relating to this expanding science. They face the challenge of applying existing environmental ethical theories to multi-species public health problems and novel approaches to biomedical research and practice, in an era where the field of bioethics mainly shies away from such abstract theories.

As part of this interdisciplinary effort, we welcome submissions for a Special Issue of Monash Bioethics Review exploring the ethics of One Health. Submissions should be 3,000-6,000 words in length, excluding references and footnotes. We invite theoretical discussions, practical implications, and empirical ethics studies that cast a wide net in an attempt to capture what the ethics of One Health may entail and signify. Submissions preferably would be interdisciplinary and/or with interdisciplinary applications.

Suggested topics include:

  • The normative tensions and concordances between OH, EcoHealth and Planetary Health
  • Normative analyses of empirical examples of OH practices
  • OH in policy and law
  • The politics and ethics of an OH approach to communicable disease risks and outbreaks
  • OH and the co-incidence of non-communicable diseases (such as type II diabetes) in human and animal populations   
  • OH, biopolitics and multispecies governance
  • Feminism, Ecofeminism and OH
  • OH and food or environmental justice
  • OH and the Anthropocene
  • OH, animal welfare and animal protection

Interested authors are welcome to send abstracts to the Guest Co-Editors in order to assess potential relevance to the Special Issue.

Submission deadline:  30 June 2017

Please submit your manuscript via the Monash Bioethics Review website here:

Please indicate (on the online submission form) that your submission is for Special Issue on ‘One Health Ethics’.

*Dr. Zohar Lederman [MD] is a physician One Health supporter (scroll down).  This notice was provided to the One Health Initiative website February 6, 2017.

One health economics for healthy people, agriculture and environment - World Bank Blogs - Tuesday, February 07, 2017

One health economics for healthy people, agriculture and environment

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Baylisascaris larva migrans Circular Available (A One Health Zoonotic disease issue...) - Monday, February 06, 2017

Baylisascaris larva migrans Circular Available (A One Health Zoonotic disease issue...)


“We are pleased to announce the availability of a recently published monograph on Baylisascaris larva migrans, written by *Dr. Kevin Kazacos (Professor Emeritus, Purdue University) as Circular 1412 of the U.S. Geological Survey series on zoonotic diseases. This circular encompasses several decades of his research on this parasite, and covers various aspects of Baylisascaris as a cause of animal and human disease. The circular is 122 pages long, with 10 topic highlight boxes, 24 tables, and numerous color figures and photographs. We hope that you find it useful in your work. Dr. Kazacos has indicated that you are free to distribute this circular to others.

.pdf copies of the circular may be downloaded from the following web address:

[Direct link to PDF:]  

Soft-cover paper copies of the circular are available on request from the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, by contacting Gail Moede-Rogall at or the following address. Request USGS Circular 1412, Baylisascaris larva migrans.”

Provided by: 

Gail Moede-Rogall

USGS National Wildlife Health Center

6006 Schroeder Road

Madison, WI 53711

*Kevin R. Kazacos, DVM, PhD, DACVM (Parasitology), Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Parasitology, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is a prominent veterinarian supporter of One Health (scroll down).

Two notable public health (USA) ‘One Health’ advocate organizations - Friday, February 03, 2017

Two notable public health (USA) ‘One Health’ advocate organizations:


American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP)



American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES)

2017 NIAA Annual Conference Focuses on World Food Production [A One Health issue...] - Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Subject: 2017 NIAA Annual Conference Focuses on World Food Production [A One Health issue...]



For Immediate Release

Contact:  Katie Ambrose                                               

January 31, 2017                                                                                                           719-538-8843, ext. 14


 Globalization of Food Production: A Win-Win Future Environment with Obstacles and Opportunities - NIAA 2017 Annual Conference Announces April 3-6 Agenda

NIAA News Release, January 31, 2017---NIAA Annual Conferences always address cutting edge issues facing food producers and the industries, agencies and organizations supporting them. “The National Institute for Animal Agriculture can be counted on for level headed, timely, technical leadership on concerns to both consumers and producers and their impact on their day-to-day lives,” says John Saunders, CEO & Chairman of Where Food Comes From, Inc., and Chair of the NIAA 2017 Annual Conference Planning Committee.

This year’s upcoming NIAA Annual Conference will focus on understanding the challenges of the globalization of food production. This year's theme, "US Animal Agriculture’s Future Role in World Food Production:  Obstacles & Opportunities," goes beyond the implications of import and export, trade negotiations and political concerns, to include how animals are treated and resources are used world-wide.

“2016 has been an interesting year in many respects,” says Saunders. “Trade, finances, feed, pathogens like avian flu and PEDv … all are issues which not only impact a species, but have regional and global implications.”

The April 3-6 Annual Conference will feature discussions and presentations recognizing that disease traceability, feed issues, hormone and antibiotic use, GMO's, animal welfare, and sustainability influence world herd health, while market-driven value added programs and financial trends impact productivity here at home.

“All of it intertwines in the globalization of food production,” continues Saunders. “There are great food producers around the world, and consumers in the U.S. have food from everywhere coming in to their homes.” U.S. producers deliver protein products to consumers in multiple international destinations.

Where once there was an interest and motivation for regulated standardization of animal health and feed, today’s more consumer-driven marketplace brings value-added programs and verifiable standards for which the end user will pay an increased price. World-wide regulation, perhaps a difficult model to implement, may prove a less robust concept than market-driven standards, where producers comply with programs which enhance marketing and trade.

No matter what the issue, there is always more than one side of the story. NIAA excels in bringing together stakeholders for productive discussions which include alternate perspectives, opinions and experiences for the advancement of animal agriculture.

Following the 2017 Annual Conference, an added day on April 6th will feature a workshop themed “Animal Care Standards – How Laws, Company Commitments, and Public Perception Have Changed the Landscape” which will concentrate on animal welfare and well-being, with presentations and panel discussions on standards, legislation, and a vision to the future.

The NIAA Annual Conference will be held at the Renaissance Columbus Hotel Downtown, Columbus, OH. An Ag Tour of area industries will be available as a pre-conference tour on April 3rd.  NIAA Species Committees, Issues Councils and Leadership meetings will also be highlighted.  For registration, agenda information and speakers, go to the NIAA website,

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture provides a forum for building consensus and advancing proactive solutions for animal agriculture—the aquaculture, beef, dairy, equine, goats, poultry, sheep and swine industries—and provides continuing education and communication linkages for animal agriculture professionals. NIAA is dedicated to programs that work towards the eradication of disease that pose risk to the health of animals, wildlife and humans; promote a safe and wholesome food supply for our nation and abroad; and promote best practices in environmental stewardship, animal health and well-being. NIAA members represent all facets of animal agriculture.




One Health concept highlights collaboration as key to preventing and fighting disease - U.S. Department of Defense Health Agency Jan. 24, 2017 - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

One Health concept highlights collaboration as key to preventing and fighting disease


U.S. Department of Defense Health Agency -  

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) is a joint, integrated Combat Support Agency that enables the Army, Navy, and Air Force medical services to provide a medically ready force and ready medical force to Combatant Commands in both peacetime and wartime. The DHA supports the delivery of integrated, affordable, and high quality health services to Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries and is responsible for driving greater integration of clinical and business processes across the MHS by:

  • Implementing shared services with common measurement of outcomes;

  • Enabling rapid adoption of proven practices, helping reduce unwanted variation, and improving the coordination of care across time and treatment venues;

  • Exercising management responsibility for joint shared services and the TRICARE Health Plan; and

  • Acting as the market manager for the National Capital Region (NCR) enhanced Multi-Service Market, which includes Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (FBCH). ...

An outstanding “One Health” leading Educational Institution of Higher Learning - Overview - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

An outstanding “One Health” leading Educational Institution of Higher Learning - Overview

Iowa State University – College of Veterinary Medicine


 One Health

The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine has a long history of engagement in One Health. The veterinary profession and related health professions interact with both people and animals; therefore, providing a critical intersection of health and wellness information, especially in the areas of zoonotic and infectious diseases, and safe animal-sourced food products.

The College supports research related to animal and human health, especially in the areas of disease prevention, and maintenance of secure and safe animal food products.

One Health is reflected in our College Mission Statement: The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to the enhancement of the health and well-being of animals and human beings through excellence in education, research, professional practice and committed service to the State of Iowa, the nation and the world. And supported by the Iowa State University Mission: Create, share and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place.

Also, our mission is aligned with the American Veterinary Medical College One Health Initiative: One Health is the integrative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment.

The Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine supports One Health in all our university land-grant missions of education, research, professional practice, and outreach. Our curriculum is presented by knowledgeable instructors in comparative animal and human medicine, and many specialties.  These efforts are in collaboration with many university, college, and industry partners. We have long standing collaborations to improve animal and human health with the Iowa Regents Universities, especially the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and College of Public Health, and the USDA National Centers for Animal Health in Ames, IA.

One Health Related Programs

Additional Resources for One Health

Notable One Health leaders and Publications...

Dr. Lisa K. Nolan, Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Claire Andreasen, One Health Director

Dr. James A. Roth, Director at the Iowa state University Center for Food Security and Public Health and National Academy of Medicine member  

Dr. Glenda Dvorak, Assistant Director at the Iowa state University Center for Food Security and Public Health

Dr. Charles O. Thoen, Professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine; author video and text entitled: "Tuberculosis in Animals and Humans: A One health Approach" in Education Portal of World Veterinary Association – 2016


Zoonoses – Protecting People and Their Pets - 1st Edition (2013)

Zoonotic Tuberculosis: Mycobacterium bovis and Other Pathogenic Mycobacteria - 3rd Edition (2014),subjectCd-LS50.html

Resilience against infectious disease: a One Health approach - Saturday, January 21, 2017

Resilience against infectious disease: a One Health approach  

A special issue of Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Guest editors: David Heymann, MD; Jonathan Jay, JD MA; Richard Kock, MA VMB VMD MRCVS

Call for papers:

Recent crises, including the Ebola and Zika virus epidemics, have highlighted the need for a systems approach to responding more effectively to infectious disease emergence. Human health  systems cannot wait to detect the first human cases: the pathogens are evolving and emerging in a multitude of ways and due to various drivers, often appearing first in animal populations, with environmental changes introducing or amplifying risk. Prevention, therefore, requires attention to resilience in ecosystems, and when this breaks down, intervening earlier to mitigate the impact of environmental disruptions and detect warning signs of disease among animals before they emerge in people.

This special issue of Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene explores how a One Health approach—addressing infectious disease through collaboration across the biomedical, veterinary and environmental health disciplines—can reduce our vulnerability. As a contribution to the emerging literature on resilience and public health, it considers how One Health capacities at the local, national and global level can (a) constitute an actionable prevention and  “early warning system” for infectious disease threats and (b) reduce new threats by monitoring and improving the health of ecosystems.

Authors will present:

  • novel empirical and theoretical work on (a) how ecological shifts and disruptions modify infectious disease risk and/or (b) the role of animals, as vectors and hosts, in human infectious disease outbreaks;

  • research and commentary on the costs and benefits of various policies to integrate human, veterinary and environmental health within systems to prevent, detect and respond to infectious diseases.

Types of articles will include: research article (up to 3500 words, with a 200 word structured abstract and 30-40 references), review paper (3500 words, 200 word unstructured abstract and up to 60 references) or commentary (a shorter opinion style piece, 1000 words, 100 word abstract and up to 10 references).

This issue particularly invites research relevant to low- and middle-income country settings and seeks regional diversity in the projects represented. For articles focused on policy solutions, interdisciplinary collaborations (representing at least two of the three major One Health disciplines) are particularly encouraged; the guest editors will help facilitate these collaborations, as necessary.  

The deadline for submissions will be 1 March 2017. Interested authors should please submit a pre-submission inquiry to and with a brief description of their proposal (e.g. a draft abstract). Pre-submission inquiries received by 1 February will receive priority consideration.

Provided to the One Health Initiative website January 21, 2017 by:

Jonathan Jay, JD, MA

Doctoral (DrPH) candidate

Harvard Chan School of Public Health

(617) 519-1581


Note: Dr. Heymann is a member of the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Advisory Board

Reminder January to December 2016: “7 Prominent U.S. and international individual and organizational One Health Endorsements (multidisciplinary)” - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Reminder January to December 2016: “7 Prominent U.S. and international individual and organizational One Health Endorsements (multidisciplinary)”

International Association of Risk Management in Medicine (IARMM) Endorses One Health Initiative – Posted One Health Initiative website NEWS Tuesday, January 05, 2016

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[U.S.] Sen. [Al] Franken Pushes Bill [National One Health Act Will Help Top Agencies Understand, prevent, and Respond to Animal Disease Outbreaks] to Establish National Plan for Fighting Diseases Like Zika & Ebola - March 4, 2016 - Friday, March 04, 2016

Major U.S. Company (US Biologic) Strongly Endorses One Health – Posted One Health Initiative website NEWS Tuesday, April 05, 2016

U.S. Congressman Recognizes One Health Approach!

June 6, 2016 – Congressman Morgan Griffith, representing Virginia’s 9th District (USA) recognized the importance of utilizing the principles involved in the One Health concept on his weekly E-newsletter today.  See  

GIDEON “The world’s premier global infectious diseases database” SUPPORTS ONE HEALTH – Posted One Health Initiative website NEWS Wednesday, July 20, 2016

New President of American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Endorses One Health - August 10, 2016 - Thursday, August 11, 2016 (*Scroll down)

Special Advisor Minister to Prime Minister of Ethiopia Endorses One Health – Posted One Health Initiative website NEWS Saturday, December 31, 2016

See endorsement letter at

*Note: On December 30, 2016, Dr. Laura H. Kahn [MD, MPH, MPP], a co-founder of the One Health Initiative team, received a One Health Endorsement letter from Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia.  Dr. Ghebreyesus has been endorsed by the African Union as a candidate for the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

One Health Newsletter Volume 9, Issue 2 published January 12, 2017 - Saturday, January 14, 2017

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One Health Newsletter Volume 9, Issue 2  published January 12, 2017


via One Health Initiative website  


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