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CDC Report Suggests Antibacterial Resistance Could Undo Almost A Century Of Progress - Sunday, November 24, 2019

"...In September at the United Nations General Assembly, HHS Secretary Alex Azar remarked that on behalf of the United States government, the U.S. was thankful that at the one-year mark of the CDC’s AMR Challenge (which includes a One Health approach) almost 35 countries have joined the collective fight to establish responsible antibiotic use, improve infection control, and partner to improve sanitation. Out of the more then 350 commitments to the movement, multinational organizations such as McDonalds and Yum! Brands are working to decrease the use of antibiotics in their meet and food production...."

CDC Report Suggests Antibacterial Resistance Could Undo Almost A Century Of Progress

According to the World Health Organization, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one the globe's top 10 public health threats. Noting that the ability to ...

From rural roots to modern medicine: College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences [NOTE Translational Medicine] - Saturday, November 23, 2019

From rural roots to modern medicine: College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences [NOTE Translational Medicine] 

The primary focus of veterinarians was the health of livestock raised for meat ... George Glover, one of CAC's first graduates and first head of the new ...

'One Health' Seminar - Breast Cancer Education & Awareness (Ireland Outreach Nurse Coordinator) - Wednesday, November 20, 2019
 
'One Health' Seminar - Breast Cancer Education & Awareness
Adrienne Cleery, Breast Cancer Ireland Outreach Nurse Coordinator (Leinster North), will host the first talk in our 'One Health' Seminar Series on the ...

 


Has the European Region embraced the One Health approach in the fight against antimicrobial resistance? - Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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Has the European Region embraced the One Health approach in the fight against antimicrobial resistance?

http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/disease-prevention/pages/news/news/2019/11/has-the-european-region-embraced-the-one-health-approach-in-the-fight-against-antimicrobial-resistance

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November 18, 2019

Each year, 33 000 people in Europe and 700 000 people worldwide die as a result of infection with drug-resistant bacteria. WHO/Europe advocates the One Health approach as the only viable solution to antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The One Health approach brings together different disciplines in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment. Because many of the same microbes infect both animals and humans, and because we share living environments, one sector alone cannot stop AMR.

According to the latest progress overview, available in the report “Monitoring global progress on addressing antimicrobial resistance”, work on multisectoral plans and surveillance systems has been significant.

In the WHO European Region, 32% of countries were in the highest category: all activities are implemented and functioning on a national scale and plans are actively monitored and updated. Globally, just 19% of countries were in that category. In the last year, 5 countries have moved into the highest category and others are steadily improving.

Action starts with good planning

Every country in the Region either has or is developing a national action plan for AMR with a range of measures to help stop or at least slow this serious threat. These measures may include the development of guidelines for medical professionals on how to use antibiotics and which drugs to use in different situations. They may also involve legislation restricting sales of antibiotics and improving the quality of laboratories and surveillance systems.

In developing their action plans, countries have been encouraged to use the One Health approach as an overarching guiding principle. One Health plans facilitate intersectoral coordination in line with national plans and policies to, for example:

  • reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescription and consumption in both human and veterinary sectors; and
  • stop infections from occurring in humans and animals in the first place with improved hygiene measures and vaccination.

One Health is not an optional extra – it is a basic requirement

Dr Danilo Lo Fo Wong, Programme Manager for Antimicrobial Resistance at WHO/Europe, says: “The European Region does deserve a round of applause – most countries are making great efforts to plan effectively and take action. Yet not all countries have a functioning One Health coordination policy or plan. Given the complexity of AMR, One Health is not an optional extra – it is a basic requirement at the national and international level.”

“One Health does not mean that all sectors need to be involved in every aspect of dealing with AMR, but that all sectors together need to make sure that all aspects of AMR are addressed,” he continues. “This means that all need to know their role and assume their responsibilities. World Antibiotic Awareness Week is an opportunity to celebrate successes and to reflect on what still needs to be done to fight AMR.”

WHO/Europe operates within its 53 Member States to implement the One Health approach by:

  • advocating that decision-makers in all relevant sectors place AMR high on the agenda;
  • supporting the development of comprehensive national action plans;
  • working alongside national counterparts to improve national AMR data collection; and
  • facilitating intersectoral coordination in line with national plans and policies.

Tripartite Zoonoses Guide Now Available in 6 Languages:CDC's What's New in One Health - Monday, November 18, 2019

Tripartite Zoonoses Guide Now Available in 6 Languages

 

 

Earlier this year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO), with input from CDC and other partners, launched a new guide called Taking a Multisectoral, One Health Approach: A Tripartite Guide to Addressing Zoonotic Diseases in Countries. The guide provides principles, best practices, and options to assist countries in achieving sustainable and functional collaboration at the human-animal-environment interface.

The guide is now available in the six United Nations languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.  

Find the guide in all 6 languages here

Find updates about One Health, new resources, and more on our website and follow @CDC_NCEZID on Twitter.

 

     

 


Pirbright's Livestock Antibody Hub receives $5.5 million award from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Saturday, November 16, 2019

Pirbright's Livestock Antibody Hub receives $5.5 million award from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funds development of Pirbright’s Livestock Antibody Hub supporting animal and human health

by The Poultry Site

16 November 2019, at 12:00am

Researchers from The Pirbright Institute have been awarded US $5.5 million by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a Livestock Antibody Hub aimed at improving animal and human health globally. The ambitious programme of work will see extensive collaboration between multiple UK research organisations in order to utilise research outcomes in livestock disease and immunology to support human health as part of the ‘One Health’ agenda.

Six leading scientists from Pirbright will be involved in the project, including Professor John Hammond, Professor Venugopal Nair, Dr Simon Graham, Dr Elma Tchilian, Professor Munir Iqbal and Dr Erica Bickerton. Their combined expert knowledge will drive the study of cattle, pig and poultry antibody responses at high resolution to expand our understanding of protective immunity in species that can also be used as models for a range of human infectious diseases.

The aim is to use Pirbright’s expertise in livestock viral diseases, cutting-edge technology and unique high-containment facilities to bring antibody discovery, manipulation and testing up to the benchmark already seen in the immunological field for rodents and humans. This highly collaborative work will address the needs of the livestock research community whilst bridging the requirements of the vaccine industry. ...

Please read complete press release at https://thepoultrysite.com/news/2019/11/pirbrights-livestock-antibody-hub-receives-5-5-million-award-from-bill-melinda-gates-foundation


Consortium awarded $85M for one-health workforce project - Friday, November 15, 2019
 
Consortium awarded $85M for one-health workforce project
A consortium led by the University of California-Davis One Health Institute has been awarded up to $85 million over five years from the U.S. Agency for ...
SEE https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/191201j.aspx                  

 


One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance - Thursday, November 14, 2019

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases new national Anti-Microbial Resistance estimates - 2019 - Thursday, November 14, 2019

 

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases new national Anti-Microbial Resistance estimates

https://www.cdc.gov/DrugResistance/Biggest-Threats.html and

https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/pdf/threats-report/2019-ar-threats-report-508.pdf


VETERANS DAY November 11, 2019 RE: WHAT IS ... The U.S. Public Health Service: One Health - U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? - Monday, November 11, 2019

VETERANS DAY November 11, 2019 RE: WHAT IS ... The U.S. Public Health Service: One Health - U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)?

 

 

 

 

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United States Public Health Service
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The United States Public Health Service is a division of the Department of Health and Human Services concerned with public health. It contains eight out of the department's eleven operating divisions. The Assistant Secretary for Health oversees the PHS. Wikipedia
Founded: 1798

What the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) https://www.usphs.gov/ is and What the “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)” currently focuses on, see below:

“Working Together for One Health –-- One Health is the idea that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and our shared environment. Learn why One Health is important and how, by working together, we can achieve the best health for everyone.”

One Health - https://www.cdc.gov/onehealth/index.html

One Health recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. It is a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary 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.

A One Health approach is important because 6 out of every 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals.

 Learn more about One Health.


 
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