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Press Release December 4, 2018: Dentists, Doctors [physicians] and Veterinarians call for the implementation of a One Health culture in undergraduate education - Wednesday, December 05, 2018

    Federation of Veterinarians of Europe 

PRESS RELEASE Bruxelles, 5 December 2018 

Dentists, Doctors and Veterinarians call for the implementation of a One Health culture in undergraduate education

Today at the conference ‘Implementation of One Health in undergraduate education’ in Paris, academics, practitioners and...

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“The professional and student organisations representing medical doctors, the dentists and the veterinarians of Europe call on academics and policymakers at national and European level to foster exchanges between medical, dental and veterinary schools under the One Health1 approach.


The organisations recognise education as the cornerstone to build their common One Health competences. The organisations believe that a true understanding of One Health requires an interdisciplinary approach. The integrated education of all future health professionals is fundamental for tackling current and future health challenges for our society.

Today, the conference ‘Implementation of One Health in undergraduate education’ is held in Paris and brings together academics, practitioners and students to exchange views on the concept of One Health. The debate identifies challenges and looks into best practices on how to facilitate interdisciplinary education for interdisciplinary collaboration.

The Council of European Dentists, the European Dental Students’ Association, the Standing Committee of European Doctors, the European Medical Students Association, the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe and the International Veterinary Students’ Association remain committed partners for future actions to be undertaken towards the implementation of the One Health approach in education and practice.

Outcomes of today’s discussion will be shared after the meeting. ...”

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One Goal - One Health...International Veterinary Student Association - Tuesday, December 04, 2018

One Goal - One Health




Published on Dec 3, 2018

This video explains the general concept of One Health and how it all started.



Notable One Health activity this past year, 2018...DUKE One Health Team Newsletter - Saturday, December 01, 2018

Notable One Health activity this past year...


Monthly Newsletters



DecemberEvidence for Zoonotic Enteroviruses | Collaboration for Avian Influenza Surveillance in Myanmar

Confronting Emerging Zoonoses - The One Health Paradigm (2014) - Friday, November 30, 2018

A pertinent One Health issue continuing and increasingly critical to address ASAP...

Confronting Emerging Zoonoses, The One Health Paradigm (2014)

Editors: Yamada, A., Kahn, L.H., Kaplan, B., Monath, Th.P., Woodall, J., Conti, L. (Eds.)

European Commission - Fact Sheet: Questions and Answers on the new legislation on Veterinary Medicinal Products (VMP) and Medicated Feed - Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Questions and Answers on the new legislation on Veterinary Medicinal Products (VMP) and ...


They reflect the priorities laid down in the European One Health action plan against AMR adopted in June 2017 by the European Commission, which ...

"What has been adopted today?

After 4 years of negotiations, the Regulations adopted by the Council today, following a positive vote in the European Parliament on 25 October, will strengthen the EU action in fighting antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which is a global threat to public health.

They reflect the priorities laid down in the European One Health action plan against AMR adopted in June 2017 by the European Commission, which pursues the "One Health" approach (recognising the interconnection between human health, animal health and the environment). ..."

US National Academies' One Health Action Collaborative: Please Participate in One Health Workers' Survey - Monday, November 19, 2018

Message for general newsletters or social media postings

Members of the National Academies’ One Health Action Collaborative (OHAC)* are conducting an anonymous online survey about One Health workers. OHAC invites individuals who have studied or conducted work in the One Health arena to participate in the survey. The responses will shed light on the usefulness and benefits of a One Health education and the potentially unique challenges that One Health workers face.

The survey will take approximately 5 to 12 minutes to complete, depending on the participant’s background and experience. Findings of this survey will be discussed and share with the public through a manuscript authored by individuals of OHAC, which will offer recommendations on strengthening the One Health workforce. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the investigator (

*The One Health Action Collaborative is an ad hoc activity associated with the Forum on Microbial Threats at the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It brings together a community of experts who are interested in contributing to a detailed ongoing exploration and information sharing related to One Health topics and accelerating the implementation of a One Health approach in the field. The work of OHAC does not necessarily represent the views of any one organization, the Forum, or the National Academies and is not subjected to the review procedures of, nor are they a report or product of, the National Academies.

World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe: "Of all human diseases, 60% originate in animals – “One Health” is the only way to keep antibiotics working" - November 12, 2018 - Monday, November 12, 2018

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Regional Office for Europe


Of all human diseases, 60% originate in animals – “One Health” is the only way to keep antibiotics working

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November 12, 2018

SEE: Video statement by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark for World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) 2018

Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to global health. As a result of infection with drug-resistant bacteria an estimated 700 000 people die each year worldwide. A total of around 33 000 die annually in the European Union and European Economic Area, and this number is increasing all the time.

Many of the same microbes (e.g. bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites) affect both animals and humans via the environment they share and 60% of all human diseases originate in animals. This means that when microbes develop drug resistance in animals, they can easily go on to affect humans, making it difficult to treat diseases and infections.

“Human, animal and environment health are all equally responsible for the correct use of antimicrobials and to avert the threat of antimicrobial resistance,” said Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe. “As we strive to ensure that antibiotics are rightly used in the community and in health-care settings, one sector alone will not solve the problem. A ‘One Health’ approach brings together professionals in human, animal, food and environment health as one force, and as such is the only way to keep antibiotics working. I call on all European countries to secure the highest commitment to this approach from the whole of society and the whole of government.”

“With 33 000 deaths each year as a consequence of an infection due to bacteria resistant to antibiotics and €1 billion in annual health-care expenditure, we need to ensure that antibiotics are used prudently and that infection prevention measures are in place in all settings across Europe,” stated Andrea Ammon, Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). She added, “Since the rates of antibiotic resistance and the rates of antibiotic consumption as well as infection prevention practices vary from country to country, it is essential to tailor strategies to address specific needs. ECDC calls for continued action at all levels”.

This year, the WHO European Region will mark the 4th annual World Antibiotic Awareness Week on 12–18 November, by committing to closer collaboration across sectors to protect human, animal and environment health, in the spirit of One Health.

One voice for One Health

For World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018, WHO/Europe is joining forces with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Sub-Regional Representation for Central Asia to urge governments to adopt or strengthen their use of the One Health approach.

The situation is urgent for a number of reasons:

  • Antimicrobials are widely used in livestock production, sometimes to promote growth and sometimes to prevent infection, rather than treating the animal. This overuse of antimicrobials can lead to more drug resistance among microbes.

  • The same classes of antimicrobials are often used in both humans and food-producing animals.

  • The food chain is an important route for transmission of disease and requires close monitoring and coordination to prevent its spread.

    All this indicates that no single sector has the capacity to solve the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance alone, but collective action can help the world make progress. The One Health approach means coordinating action across sectors – such as public health, veterinary and environment health – to achieve the best possible health outcomes for all species. It means recognizing that resistant microbes know no borders – they can easily cross from humans to animals and spread from one geographic location to another.

    One effective way of protecting human health is by reducing the chances of resistance developing among microbes in animals. Many governments are phasing out the use of antibiotics as a growth promoter and preventive measure in livestock, and now only use antimicrobials in healthy animals in very exceptional circumstances. Countries that have not already done so are urged to take steps to ensure that the drugs on the reserved lists of essential antibiotics, those which are of the greatest importance to human and veterinary health, are used only when absolutely necessary. This helps prevent antimicrobial resistance from forming and keeps antibiotics working, for humans and animals alike.

    Statement – World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018: There is only One Health!

    Statement from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Sub-Regional Representation for Central Asia, and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe

    Antimicrobial resistance in the European Region

    Antimicrobial resistance globally

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Resilient Solutions for Growing Populations - a One Health Approach - Thursday, November 08, 2018

Resilient Solutions for Growing Populations–a One Health Approach


By Michael Lairmore, On November 5, 2018, In Dean's Perspectives

“The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.” –Mark Hyman

The recently completed 5th Annual One Health Symposium, focused on “Resilient Solutions for Growing Populations,” was a vivid example of how our community comes together to focus on the health of animals, people, and the environment. The symposium brought together veterinarians (faculty, alumni, and invited speakers), veterinary and medical students, staff, as well as physicians, public health officials, and other scientists promoting diverse networking opportunities and transdisciplinary approaches to one health.

Dr. Laura Kahn [co-founder One Health Initiative team/website], a world-renowned physician and research scholar, framed the issues of the day and honored – with her lecture – legendary former faculty member, Dr. Calvin Schwabe. Dr. Kahn highlighted the global challenges in food production in the 21st century, including policy and social issues that serve as barriers to progress. Her talk served to demonstrate the sobering facts of planetary concerns such as climate change, and outlined what will be needed to find solutions for the future.

Dean Michael Lairmore with Dr. Laura Kahn (center) and Dr. Jonna Mazet.

The symposium featured key topics including antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a global challenge in multiple healthcare and veterinary settings. Expert panels brought perspectives from a diverse range of issues related to AMR in context to global women’s health, illustrating the interconnectedness of this issue and the need for evidence-based solutions to the problem.

Environmental sustainability in health professions provided an opportunity to examine how local efforts align with broader frameworks, including the United Nations sustainability goals. Environmental laws, policies, and initiatives in California were reviewed and demonstrated the unique leadership position of our state in seeking environmentally conscious goals in policy decisions and actions.

The final panel session focused on emerging infectious diseases in the developing world. Participants discussed the common factors that cause spillover events that allow pathogens to spread from natural ecosystems to infections of animals, including people. Provocative questions about our ability to control the next pandemic were raised and discussed. A common theme arose for the need for communities to use One Health approaches to understand the relationship between infectious agents and their natural environment.

As I sat listening throughout the day, I reflected upon my early career story and how without fully realizing it, I was being drawn into the world of One Health. In graduate school, while attending a lab meeting in 1983, my advisor brought to us an image of a virus faxed from the National Institutes of Health. The virus in the image had a unique shape that, as graduate students, we knew was from a unique branch of retrovirus called lentiviruses. The image looked exactly like the sheep viruses studied in the lab. But the virus was not isolated from a sheep, it was isolated from a patient dying of a strange immune deficiency disorder in San Francisco, one of the first AIDS patients.

Veterinary medicine knew for decades that these viruses caused slowly debilitating diseases in animals, but that discovery established the fact that this “new” human virus was related to those we studied in animals. The discovery of the AIDS virus would launch one of the most devastating epidemics the world had ever experienced. That day also altered the course of my career. Upon completion of my PhD, instead of taking a job at as an assistant professor at a university, I accepted a position as a staff microbiologist in Atlanta at the Centers for Disease Control and shifted my interest to study human retroviruses my entire career. Now at UC Davis, I am privileged to support the people and programs that come together as a community to advance animal, human, and environmental health.

U.S. One Health Leader Receives National Honors - Wednesday, November 07, 2018

U.S. One Health Leader Receives National Honors

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (USA)


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UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Director Receives National Honors


By Aimee Nielson Wednesday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 7, 2018)  *Craig Carter, director of the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, recently received two prestigious awards from the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians at its annual meeting in Kansas City, Missouri.

The E.P. Pope Award, named for one of the association’s founders, is the highest award the AAVLD bestows. Carter received it for his noteworthy and significant contributions to the association related to implementing and advancing veterinary diagnostic lab medicine.

Additionally, Carter, also professor of epidemiology for the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the UK College of Public Health, received the AAVLD Life Member Award recognizing his nearly 39 years of contributions to veterinary diagnostic laboratory medicine.

“I am humbled to receive these two awards on behalf of everyone in the AAVLD and especially my faculty and staff at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for all their hard work every day to improve and maintain the health and welfare of animals and public health in the Commonwealth,” Carter said. “Many folks are not aware that our lab is open seven days a week to serve our clients. Our faculty and staff’s commitment to their work is nothing short of amazing — they make me look good every day. I am also so grateful to the entire administration of the College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment, to UK and to our clients and stakeholders for their unwavering support in the sustainment and accomplishment of our laboratory mission. Finally, I thank my wonderful and beautiful wife Ronda for believing in me and supporting my career aspirations all these years.”

Carter earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Texas A&M University. After veterinary school, he ran a large animal ambulatory practice in Texas for five years and then later joined the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory as a clinical associate, where he created a Department of Epidemiology and Informatics to advance reporting and epidemiology services for the laboratory and its clients.

In 2005, UK recruited Carter to serve as a full professor of epidemiology, and in 2007, UK appointed him director of the UK VDL.

His research interests include infectious disease epidemiology, antimicrobial resistance, electronic animal health monitoring, computer-based clinical decision support and laboratory information systems. He has worked as a veterinary and public health consultant in more than 30 countries. Carter’s military career in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army spanned four decades. During his military service, he completed four wartime deployments. He commanded the first Army Reserve Veterinary unit into Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks and retired as a colonel in 2009. He received the American Veterinary Medical Association International Veterinary Congress Prize in 2016. Carter is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and a distinguished scholar of the National Academies of Practice.

The mission of the UKVDL is to develop and apply state-of-the-art diagnostic methodology to improve animal health and marketability, to protect the public health and to assist in the preservation of the human-animal bond through the principles of One Health. The UKVDL is fully accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: #uk4ky #seeblue

 *Dr. Craig N. Carter, a veterinarian, is an outstanding One Health leader, a member of the One Health Initiative Advisory Board and the current President of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES)

USAID Celebrates International One Health Day - November 3, 2018 - Tuesday, November 06, 2018


USAID Celebrates International One Health Day

Women in a rural community in Bangladesh participate inexercises to understand the epidemiology of poultry diseases

Women in a rural community in Bangladesh participate in Upazila-to-Community mapping exercises to understand the epidemiology of poultry diseases.

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